Four for Wilson as Blues march on in cup

Pompey striker Charley Wilson hit four goals
Pompey striker Charley Wilson hit four goals
Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

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CHARLEY WILSON struck four goals as Pompey Ladies cruised into round four of the FA Women’s Cup with a 5-0 win over QPR.

The striker turned on the style at Westleigh Park on Sunday.

She took just 33 minutes to complete her hat-trick and added a fourth in the second half.

Vice captain Kirsty McGee completed the rout with the fifth goal.

Pompey were boosted further when they were yesterday handed a favourable fourth-round tie.

They will travel to Yeovil in the next round on Sunday, February 24.

It was good to avoid Premier League national division big-hitters like Leeds and Sunderland.

A place in round five is on the line, bringing with it the chance to be paired with a Super League giant.

The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton will be entering at the fifth-round stage.

National division Pompey saw off southern division Yeovil 3-2 in the league cup earlier this season.

‘It’s a good draw for us,’ said Raynbird.

‘Yeovil played Leeds in the league cup at Huish Park last month and only lost 1-0 so they will be difficult opposition.

‘They have got nothing to lose and seem to be doing well in all the cups.

‘We were 3-0 up when we played them in the league cup but it ended 3-2 and we had to hang on a bit.

‘Over the course of the game we were a better side than them.

‘Hopefully it can be played at Huish Park where the men play as that would be good for the tie.’

Pompey switched their fixture with QPR to Westleigh Park from their regular home at Moneyfields FC.

They were pleased to see a good crowd for the occasion and wasted no time in showing their attacking prowess.

Wilson shot the hosts ahead on eight minutes when she lobbed home a precise shot.

Winger Lucy Quinn then hit the post but the second goal soon arrived.

McGee challenged the keeper for a cross from Shelly Cox and poacher-supreme Wilson was in the right place to execute a simple finish.

Some great work from Cox teed up the third on 33 minutes.

She beat three players before finding Wilson who slotted home to complete her hat-trick.

QPR denied Pompey further goals until 73 minutes when Wilson rose highest to head home.

And still the scoring wasn’t finished.

McGee’s spectacular free-kick arrowed into the back of the net to make it 5-0.

‘It was really pleasing,’ said Raynbird.

‘We played very well and dominated throughout.’