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Cup of woe for Lady Mags; WOMEN'S FA CUP THIRD QUALIFYING ROUND.

NEWCASTLE United were dumped out of the Women's FA Cup after suffering a 3-1 defeat at Chester-le-Street Town.

Town fought back from 2-0 down to win their recent league encounter 3-2 - but this time the Durham side made it more comfortable.

The hosts enjoyed more of the early possession and with 14 minutes gone took the lead.

Kacie Elson sent in a cross which crept over the line, catching out goalkeeper Dominyka Podziute.

Four minutes later it was 2-0 when a corner found Nichole Havery, who had time to control the ball before firing home from eight yards.

Podziute produced two good saves to keep it down to two but it was all over after 27 minutes when Laura Hockaday headed in from another corner.

Newcastle responded with Abbie Gilchrist going close before Beth Gardener's long-range effort was tipped over.

Four minutes after the restart, the Lady Mags were back in it when Gardener capitalised on the goalkeeper's poor clearance and slotted home.

Confidence grew and Newcastle produced a better second-half performance, pushing forward without testing the goalkeeper.

United's two best chances fell to Jane Harland, who shot wide, and Rebecca Olley, who fired over.

Lynsey Longhurst and Brogan Prudhoe were shown yellow cards in the last ten minutes for Town, who eased into the first round.

|WALLSEND BCL suffered their first defeat of the season in the North East Regional League, losing 3-1 at Harrogate Town.

In the only fixture to survive the weather in the Premier Division, Sophie Tinson open the scoring but after 30 minutes Wallsend were level when Nicole McEvoy scored her first goal since signing from Consett.

However, on the stroke of halftime Tinson, after skilful play, found Rosie Gill who made no mistake to restore their lead.

In the second half Wallsend went in search of an equaliser but, two minutes from time, Lindsey Whitton burst through to seal the points for the home side.

Harrogate move into second above Farsley Celtic on goal difference, the duo seven points behind leaders Wallsend but with three games in hand.

|THERE were two matches in the Pin Point Recruitment Women's League, both finishing 7-1. Wallsend BCL Reserves won at home against Wylam to move into second. Megan Beel, Samantha Deverdics, Chloe Mark, Catherine Shields, Cara Moran and Hannah Gosnold were all on target.

Ashington Town climbed to third place after prevailing at Newcastle University.

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Beth Gardener was on target for Newcastle United in their FA Cup defeat at Chester-le-Street Town

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 1, 2019
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