This weekend saw action aplenty in both the FA Vase and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup and with both competitions now into the Second Qualifying Round here is how both competitions shape up for our sides.
After John Watson had cancelled out the hosts’ opener from debutant Rudi McKinnon, goals from Ethan Dunbar and another debutant in Joe Seery had put Longlevens 3-1 to good.
Fairford midfielder Christian Turner-WIlliams headed home a consolation late on.
Longlevens head to Sandhurst Town in the next round.
Goals from Jack Watts, Elliot Kennedy and Jake Rhodes added to an own goal to see the Mitres advance into the Second Qualifying Round.
A double from Harry Morgan along with strikes from Lucas Price and Lewis Bainbridge earned Rich Cox’s men their third win in a row in all competitions.
Shortwood United will head to Hellenic Premier leaders Cribbs after beating Cove 4-2 at Meadowbank, with manager Mat Blythe striking and a brace from Luke Soule in a big win for the wood.
And fellow Division One side Cheltenham Saracens secured their place in the next round with a solid 2-1 win away at Almondsbury. Saracens head to Bitton in a tough Second Qualifying Round.
Here is the Second Qualifying Round in full for our sides, ties take place on Saturday 25th September (subject to change)
FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
Bishops Cleeve vs Wallingford Town
Bitton vs Cheltenham Saracens
Tuffley Rovers vs Fleet Spurs
Cribbs vs Shortwood United
Sandhurst Town vs Longlevens
Gloucester City Women set up a Second Qualifying Round tie with Ilminster Town Ladies with a 3-2 win over Weston-Super-Mare at Meadow Park.
A double from Kate Ambrey along with a strike from Kelsey Harris saw their side win in their Women’s FA Cup debut.
Pucklechurch Sports Ladies advanced into the next round on penalites after a 1-1 draw with Bristol Rovers Women.
Nerys Akers stepped up to convert the winning spotkick to see her side set up a trip to Sherbonre Town Ladies in the Second Qualifying Round.
Then in the fixture between Almonsbury Ladies and Olveston United Ladies, with the visitors leading, the game was abandoned in stoppage time after a horrendous injury to an Almondsbury Ladies player.
It is believes the FA will likely need to make a decision with the tie and should Olveston get the result then they will be heading to Forest Green Rovers in the next round.
Longlevens Ladies enter the cup at the Second Qualifying Round stage and head to Bristol Ladies Union.
Here is the Second Qualifying Round in full for our sides, ties take place on Sunday 3rd October (subject to change)
Vitality Women’s FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Bristol Ladies Union vs Longlevens Ladies
Forest Green Rovers Women vs Almonsbury Ladies or Olveston United Ladies
Gloucester City Women vs Ilminster Town Ladies
Sherborne Town Ladies vs Pucklechurch Sports Ladies
Severn Sport will have live commentary of a selected game in each competition, more details to follow!