TOWN Ladies progressed to the first round proper of the Women’s FA cup with a solid 4-0 win at Cheadle Heath.
They face another away trip, unfortunately, as they’ve been drawn at Leeds City Vixens on December 9.
Town started strongly at Cheadle Heath and got an early goal when player of the match Sofie Armitage (inset) scored on 11 minutes. Emily Heckler opened her account six minutes later and Town were dominating the game.
With better finishing, Town could have scored many more but it was Laura Windle who completed the first-half scoring on 34.
Cheadle Heath tightened up defensively in the second half but Heckler finished the scoring with another well-taken goal in the 89th minute.
On Sunday, the first team are in knockout action again when they travel to AFC Farsley in the second round of the West Riding County Cup (1pm).
Town Reserves will try to replay their postponed League Cup game against Wakefield Reserves at Grange Moor on Sunday (1pm).
Town’s Under 18s beat Sheffield FC 5-1 away from home after Hannah Leech gave them a great start with a header after just two minutes.
This should have been the incentive to press on, but Town were punished with an equaliser on 36.
Town made changes and played with more pace and determination in the second, Lucy Ellis restoring the lead after 47 minutes and Jodie Berry added another four minutes later.
In the 63rd minute Alice Linsell made it 4-1 when she scored with a shot from the edge of the area, while five minutes later Ellis scored direct from a corner.
Keeper Seana Potts was top player with excellent handling and kicking, although the whole team performed well in the second half.
On Saturday the Under 18s are away to Dronfield Town Reds in the League Cup quarter finals (11am).
Town’s Under 15s lost 4-1 at Handsworth despite producing their best display of the season.
Town started the game with only 10 players due to illness and injuries and finished with just nine, but they competed for every tackle.
Left-back Laura Niemantis was re-deployed as goalkeeper. Chloe Hellawell, Niamh O’Dea and Emily Morris were outstanding in defence until Hellawell left the game early due to feeling unwell.
Town were 2-0 down at the break and were further behind by the time Katie Lockwood pulled one back, inspiring Town’s best spell of the game.
The midfield of Ella Gill, Georgina Nielsen, Sian Lewis and Lauren Buckley closed down well and Town looked to narrow the deficit as Amy Thompson had good strikes well saved, but Handworth went on to get a fourth.
On Saturday the Under 15s entertain Hoyland Town at Grange Moor (10.30am).
The Under 13s return to league action on Saturday with an away game at Dronfield Town (11am).