Underdogs did not enjoy a good day in the Women’s FA Cup Round 4, with Cardiff City the only team to cause an upset.
FA WSL 1 v FA WSL 1
- Reading 0 Birmingham City 1
- Yeovil Town 0 Arsenal 3
- Everton 3 Bristol City 1
Arsenal disappointed in their 3-0 victory over Yeovil, missing two penalties in the process.
There were also semi-surprises as Birmingham beat Reading away and Everton defeated Bristol at home.
FA WSL 1 v FA WSL 2
- Liverpool* 5 Watford 0
- Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Manchester City* 2
- London Bees 0 Chelsea* 10
Chelsea thrashed London Bees as they did not want a repeat of their defeat in the Conti Cup a couple of years ago.
Liverpool also destroyed Watford, while City won 2-0 away to Brighton.
All three teams rotated their squad a little.
FA WSL1 v FA WPL Div1
- Sunderland 13 Brighouse Town 0
There was a three-division gap between these two teams and there are no prizes for guessing who won that one. Especially as we’ve just told you the result.
FA WSL2 v FA WSL 2
- Durham 2 Sheffield FC 1
- Tottenham Hotspurs 0 Doncaster Rovers Belles 3
League form prevailed in those ties between FA WSL 2 sides.
FA WSL 2 V FA WPL
- Aston Villa* 4 Middlesbrough 0
- Cardiff City 0 Oxford United* 0 (5-4 pens)
- Millwall* 4 Coventry United 1
The only upset from this round came from Cardiff City who beat WSL 2 side, Oxford, on penalties. Congratulations to them.
Villa and Millwall managed to beat their WPL opponent with four goals each.
FA WPL v FA WPL
- Blackburn Rovers 2 Charlton Athletic 3 aet
Two teams that might come up against each other in the FA WPL play-off final for FA WSL2 promotion. It was a tight game, as expected.
FA WPL v FA WPL Div 1
- Keynsham Town 0 Lewes* 3
- The New Saints 0 Chichester City* 0 (4-5 pso)
- Plymouth Argyle v Leicester City* p-p
*denotes team playing at higher level in the pyramid
No upset but TNS ran Chichester City quite close.
Fifth round draw
The fifth round draw has been kind to Arsenal with a home tie to FA WSL 2 side, Millwall Lionesses who we recently beat 5-2 away in the Continental Cup.
The full draw
- Arsenal vs Millwall (2)
- Cardiff City (3) vs Charlton (3)
- Lewes (3) vs Everton
- Sunderland vs Aston Villa (2)
- Chichester City (3) vs Liverpool
- Birmingham vs Man City
- Chelsea vs Doncaster Belles (2)
- Durham (2) vs Plymouth (4)/Leicester (3)
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