Brave Billericay’s cup run concluded at Oxford United

Oxford United Women 3-1 Billericay Town Women

Billericay Town’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup adventure ended at Oxford United, but the Blues have certainly laid the foundation following another battling performance during this entertaining third-round tie staged at Oxford City FC’s Court Place Farm ground.

Goals from Carly Johns and Daisy McLachlan handed the home side a two-goal advantage. However, Georgie Morton’s clever lob eluded U’s stopper, Rose Kite, to reduce the deficit.

But there was to be no repeat of Billericay’s stunning success over Ipswich Town a week previous. Emily Allen adding a spectacular third for Oxford to kill the contest and break Billericay hearts.

Oxford United Women: Kite, Hayes, Sims, Beaver, Mackenzie, Haynes (Baker 90’), Hines, Brown (Stevens 67’), Allen (Wallace 90’), Johns (Williams 80’), McLachlan (Jeal 87’) Subs not used: French, Bent, Ashley, Habermehl

Billericay Town: Mullett, Jeffkins (Morton 68’), Jones, Dougal, Lumley, Blackie, O’Shea (Charles 59’), Addison (Clemenson 59’), Rushen (Moody 84’), Lancaster, Stimson Subs not used: Baker, Dobreva, Price, Stacey, Fuller

Elsewhere in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Leyton Orient also slipped to defeat as Chichester & Selsey Ladies won a well-contested encounter at the Breyer Group Stadium by the odd goal in three.

Action from Leyton Orient’s (red kit) Vitalitry Women’s FA Cup clash with Chichester & Selsey Ladies at the Breyer Group Stadium (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

Brian Jeeves

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