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Brentford Women's FC provide FA Cup shock

Bees through after victory over Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies

7 September 2020

Brentford Women's FC provided one of the shocks of the Women's FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round yesterday by beating Royal Wootton Bassett Ladies FC 7-6 on penalties.

Karleigh Osborne's side made the trip to Wiltshire on Sunday to take on a team two divisions higher than them in the footballing pyramid. 

The Bees were rewarded for an enterprising start midway through the first-half when Rebekah Wiltshire broke in behind and finished calmly. That was the scoreline until the hour when Emily Boycott brought down Holly Baker in the area; Hayley Huckin netting the resulting spot-kick. 

The Bees could have won it in normal time but a superb save from home keeper Abi Footner and a controversial disallowed goal meant the game went to penalties. 

After both sides missed their opening efforts, the next 13 spot kicks were all scored. Trailing 7-6, home defender Mollie Smith sent her effort over the bar as The Bees progressed. 

The Preliminary Round draw has thrown up a local derby with Brentford at home to Ashford Town (Middlesex) on Sunday 20 September. 


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