Ashford Ladies Progress in the FA Cup
Ashford Ladies v London Kent Football United
Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies came out on top in a 10 goal thriller against London Kent Football United as FA Cup fever gripped the Robert Parker Stadium.
Ashley Cheatley scored the opening goal of game by breaking London Kent's defensive line and lobbing the goalkeeper.
Ashford then ran riot as Lavana Neufville headed in a Vicky James free kick before Neufville scored the goal of the game, again with her head, this time finishing Charlotte Bakers inviting cross.
Cheatley also grabbed a second for herself after driving through the away sides defense and finishing smartly into the bottom corner.
London Kent were awarded a free kick just before the break and scored to give themselves a lifeline in the second half.
The second half started in lively fashion when London Kent scored very early into the restart.
The away side were then awarded a penalty and found the back of the net to setup a nervy end to the game.
With Ashford's backs against the wall, London Kent completed their comeback to make it 4-4 with ten minutes left to play.
London Kent came close to taking the lead after and rattled the crossbar twice before Ashley Cheatley raced through to score her hatrick.
Holly Isaacs joined in on the action just before the referee blew the full time whistle by firing into the bottom corner.
A game Ashford totally controlled in the first half and had everyone on the edge of their seats in the second period.
The Tangerines will learn who they draw in the first round proper as teams from the FA Women's Premier League premier division now join the competition.
LINEUP | L Restel, C Baker, B Sheehan, L Huse, N Jacobs, V James, H Pearson, C Benham, L Neufville, S Belworthy, A Cheatley
SUBS | M Bone, R Fisher, S Phillips, H Isaacs, L Thornton