Moneys deliver historic FA Cup win with five-star performance

Moneyfields claimed a 5-0 win in difficult conditions. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (180826)
Moneyfields claimed a 5-0 win in difficult conditions. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (180826)
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Brandon Parker told of his pride as Moneyfields Ladies won their maiden Women's FA Cup tie in style.

The Dover Road outfit delivered a barnstorming 5-0 victory over Swindon Spitfires on home turf on Sunday.

Beckie Bath netted a first-half hat-trick, while Kim Stenning and Paige Seeley were also on target to set up a first-round qualifying clash against Southampton Ladies next week.

And Parker toasted a fine win for the Moneyfields side.

The club’s secretary said: ‘It was a very pleasing result considering the weather and the opposition, who were a young and fit side.

‘It was quite an historic game for us and it’s quite special being involved in the Women’s FA Cup.

Action from the Women's FA Cup tie which was played in difficult conditions. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Action from the Women's FA Cup tie which was played in difficult conditions. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

‘We get to play Southampton next week because they beat Winchester 2-0.

‘We’ll be facing our south-coast rivals and hopefully we can rally round and get a few more supporters.

‘Considering it is a bank holiday weekend, Victorious Festival is on and the wet weather, 55 supporters through the door was quite good. 

‘The pitch was in good condition but you couldn’t see much in front of you and when it’s hammering it down you can hardly hear anyone calling you.

Moneys raced into a four-goal lead within 21 minutes of kick-off. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Moneys raced into a four-goal lead within 21 minutes of kick-off. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

‘The conditions were tough but both teams had to deal with it and both sets of players did well.’

Meanwhile, Pompey Women took a share of top spot in the National League southern division with a 4-1 home victory over Gillingham at Baffins Milton Rovers’ PMC Stadium.

Shannon Albuery, Katie James, Jade Bradley and Daisy McLachlan all found the target after the visitors had gone into the break 1-0 up.

Jay Sadler's Blues are level on points, goals scored and goals conceded with Loughborough Foxes at the summit.

Molly Clark notched a double as Chichester City Ladies cruised to a 3-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle.

Helen Ogle completed the win in the 84th minute.

The Oaklands Park side have four points from their opening two fixtures of the new campaign.