Women’s FA Cup defeats for Ascot United and Newbury

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The 2019/20 SSE Women’s FA Cup is over already for two of Berkshire’s four entrants after Ascot United and Newbury both exited at the Preliminary Round stage on Sunday.

The two Southern Region Women’s League Premier Division sides fell at the first hurdle, both knocked out by sides a division below them.

Ascot faced Division One Abingdon Town in what was a home fixture played at Abingdon’s ground due to ongoing work at the Racecourse Ground.

The Yellawomen were 2-1 down going in to half time after Hannah Evans had pulled one back for Ascot but Town were back in front five minutes after the restart.

Lucie Kroutilova gave Darrel Evans side a chance at 3-2 but it was Abingdon who went forward in the draw.

A full gallery of images from photographer Simon Godfrey can be found here.

Abingdon Town Ladies vs Ascot United Ladies. Photo: Simon Godfrey.

Newbury made the short trip across the Hampshire border to face New Milton Town but suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the side relegated from the Premier Division last season.

Maidenhead United join the competition in the Second Qualifying Round while Reading Women compete from the Fourth Round Proper.

The SRWFL kicks off its 2019/20 season on Sunday 8th September.

Main image: Abingdon Town Ladies vs Ascot United Ladies by Simon Godfrey.

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