Birmingham City LFC 3 Doncaster Belles 1: Late goals end Belles’ FA Women’s Cup run

Leandra Little equalised for Belles against Birmingham.
Leandra Little equalised for Belles against Birmingham.

Two last-gasp strikes from European cup semi-finalists Birmingham City have ended Belles’ FA Women’s Cup hopes.

Remi Allen’s eighth minute strike for top flight side City was cancelled out by Doncaster captain Leandra Little in the 73rd minute.

However, Kirsty Linnett and Josanne Potter’s efforts inside the final five minutes saw second tier outfit Belles crash out of the competition at the fifth round stage as the Blues booked their spot in the last eight.

Belles: Hobbs, Cunningham, Chadwick, Little, Sigsworth, Lipka, Smith, Bright, England, Roberts, Cresswell. Subs: Knight, Williams, Johnson, Mills.

Birmingham: Spencer, Weston, Sergeant, Harrop, Allen, Linnett, Carney, Potter, Moore, Lawley, Torkildsen. Subs: Carter, Mannion, Keryakopis, Simpkins, Baggaley.