FA Cup 3rd Round Qualifier: WCWFC 5-1 Anstey Nomads
Worcester City Women advanced into the FA Cup First Round Proper after beating Anstey Nomads 5-1 at Sixways Stadium in front of a record crowd this season.
The game started fairly evenly as both teams looked to try and get on the ball in the early stages. However, it was City who took the lead after Mitcham beat the keeper at the near post with a cool finish from Ritson’s cross.
After the opener, the game settled with both teams trying to get on the ball. Stolt made a good save for City after a curling effort from Nomads but her right foot denied them an equaliser.
Ritson came close in the latter stages of the first half as she slammed the bar from the left hand-side after good build-up play from City. With not much else to report, City went in at the break in the lead.
Not long into the second half, Manager Matt Tally made a couple of changes bringing on Emma Congrave and Highway who immediately made an impact. A few minutes after entering the field, Congrave doubled City’s lead after she was put through on goal and beat the keeper at an angle.
Congrave continued to be a threat going forward and came close to her second but the crossbar denied her after she shifted the ball onto her right foot from the edge of the area.
After Congrave came close to City’s third, Mitcham bagged her brace after she worked into the space and rolled the ball past the keeper. Not long after, the visitors found a way back into the game as a close-range effort was tapped in from a cross, but it proved too little too late as City regained their three-goal advantage as Congrave glided past the keeper to slot into an empty net.
Seconds before the full-time whistle, Mitcham got her hat trick as she lifted the ball over the keeper to help compile more misery on the away side. Thank you to our amazing fans for all your support.
Worcester City Women, earlier today, found out that they will be traveling to Rotherham United in the FA Cup First Round Proper which will take place on Sunday 12th November.
WCWFC travel away next week as we take on Shrewsbury Town in the league in a 2pm kick off. Our next game at Sixways will be our League Cup clash against Burton Albion on Sunday 5th November, you can now purchase your tickets for this game by clicking the link below:
Hear what Manager Matt Tally and Emma Congrave had to say after the game: