Derby County Women will look to continue their interest in this season's Adobe Women's FA Cup when they head to Chester Le Street Town Ladies in the Third Round on Sunday (1pm kick-off).
The FA Cup So Far...
Derby County Women secured their place in the Third Round of the 2023/24 Women’s FA Cup with an impressive 4-1 win at home to Loughborough Lightning last month.
Despite falling a goal behind to the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands leaders early on, through Lauren Purchase’s close-range finish, Sam Griffiths’ side stormed back to run out comfortable victors in the Second Round tie.
Forward Eleanor Ashton equalised with a composed finish ahead of half-time, before the Ewes went on to take control at the Don Amott Arena in the second period.
Skipper Amy Sims bundled the ball home from a corner to put Derby ahead before Ashton added her second with a thunderous strike.
Midfielder Rebecca May rounded off the scoring late on with a trademark long-range strike, this time from a free-kick.
Derby also hit five goals in their First Round tie at Lincoln City in early November.
The Ewes navigated their way past a tricky tie against the Imps with skipper Amy Sims netting a hat-trick and forward Yasmin Mosby helping herself to a double in Lincolnshire.
Sims opened the scoring inside the opening 20 minutes to set the Ewes on their way before she added a second for herself and Derby on the stroke of half-time.
Mosby made it three immediately after the interval and despite seeing the hosts pull a goal back shortly afterwards, Sims went on to complete her hat-trick just after the hour mark to restore the side’s three-goal advantage.
Chester Le Street In Focus...
Chester Le Street play in the FA Women’s National League Division One North and they sit 11th in the table, although they do have a couple of games in hand on the teams around them in the standings.
They were 3-2 winners at home to Spenny Moor Town in their Second Round tie with Jenny Ashton scoring twice and Isla Maggs also finding the net.
They drew 1-1 at Tranmere Rovers in their Qualifying Round tie before winning on penalties, while their First Round proper clash on the road at Norton & Stockton Ancients saw them run out 1-0 winners.
Full match highlights from Sunday's match will appear online on dcfc.co.uk following the match.