Sevenoaks claim a premier scalp

[img_assist|nid=8523|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Sevenoaks claimed a premier division scalp in the third round of the Investec Women’s Cup, beating Clifton 3-1 on Sunday.

Goals from Georgina Barker, Susie Finlayson and Cathy Gilliat-Smith put them into a comfortable lead before Els Mansell scored a consolation for the visitors.

There was a clash of two premier division sides as the University of Birmingham took on Bowdon Hightown.

Bowdon sit three places above University of Birmingham in the table but that was turned on its head as strikes from Ashley Caddick and Hannah Martin saw Birmingham two-up inside five minutes. Nat Wray and Kerry Hall levelled things up for Bowdon but an own goal sealed a 3-2 victory for Birmingham.

Surbiton managed to avoid an upset as the Premier Division outfit beat mid-table Conference North side Loughborough Students 4-3.

Loughborough’s Ellie Tait was the star of the show but her hat-trick was cancelled out by goals from Elois Stenner, Emily Atkinson, Sandra Frankland and Jenna Woolven.

Hampstead and Westminster had a great result against Conference West’s Bristol Firebrands, beating them 5-1. Strikes from Annabeth Wijtenberg, Rachel Thomas, Louise Radford and a brace from Natasha Price gave them victory.

Conference East leaders Holcombe travelled to Gloucester City and their game ended in a 0-0 draw. Gloucester are seventh in Conference West but held their nerve to win the resulting shootout 4-3.

Naomi Smith and Sophie Robinson scored the goals for Beeston in their 2-0 win over Leamington and Katrina Nicholson scored both for Buckingham as they beat Maidenhead 2-0.

Investec Women’s Cup Round Three (November 10, 2013): Beeston 2, Leamington 0; Gloucester City 0, Holcombe 0; Hampstead and Westminster 5, Bristol Firebrands 1; Maidenhead 0, Buckingham 2; Sevenoaks 3, Clifton 1; Surbiton 4, Loughborough Students 3; University of Birmingham 3, Bowdon Hightown 2; Sutton Coldfield v Norwich City – walkover to Sutton Coldfield.