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Kick off 14:00 (UK)

26 November 2023 Venue RAW Charging Stadium Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

Oxford United Women
2 - 0
Dartford Women
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Women Up For FA Cup

Second Round tie at home to Dartford awaits

24 November 2023

Oxford United Women take on Dartford FC Women in the Second Round of the Adobe Women's FA Cup on Sunday 26th of November.

Kick off is at 2PM at Court Place Farm, and tickets are available online HERE or on the gate on the day.

Sam Rose will take charge of his first competitive home game as the U’s look to progress to the third round for back-to-back years.

Dartford currently sit top of the London & South East Regional Women’s Division (Tier 5) and are unbeaten in the league.

Midfielder Kate Wiseman knows that despite the gap in league position, the Darts will provide big tests.

“It’s always exciting to play in the WFA Cup. I think everyone's really up for the game and it would be really good to put the patterns that we've been working on in training into a game and see how it pans out.

“It's been great having Sam come in, training's been excellent and it’s been nice to get a couple more minutes underneath the belt as well because we've unfortunately had a couple of games cancelled. I think everyone’s stepped up another level.

“We know that Dartford are doing quite well in tier five, but every game is the same, you go out and you look for a win no matter what. Regardless of the standard they are, we should be able to go out and put what we've been practicing into the game and show what we've been working on.

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Women Progress In FA Cup

OUWFC 2-0 Dartford FC Women. Match Report

26 November 2023

Oxford United Women progressed to the Third Round of the Adobe Women's FA Cup this afternoon with a 2-0 victory over Dartford FC Women.

Zoe Barratt's goal midway through the second half and then another at the death were the difference after United spurned plenty of chances along the way.

Jade Charlton made a fantastic save to prevent United taking an early lead, tipping over as Lacy Liggett stormed in at the back post to attack Shelly Provan’s superb cross from close range.

It was a barrage on the Dartford goal as the Yellow waves came one after the other. Shaunna Jenkins headed Sarah King’s effort back across goal but just wide of the post, before King herself had a strike cleared off the line.

The majority of United’s play came down the left, with Provan and King making the Dartford back line work tirelessly.


Jenkins and Jaime Gotch got the ball moving from the back but the U’s couldn’t break down the Dartford block; King had another effort denied by a last ditch challenge and the sides went into the break level.

The second half continued in the same vein; this time Liggett denied by Charlton from within the six-yard box five minutes after the restart.

Cecily Wellelsely-Smith, filling in at right back, then turned on the edge of the box and bent a left footed effort wide.

It looked like it was going to be one of those days, until United’s top scorer Barratt finally hit the bullseye to down the Darts.

Jenna Legg did superbly to take the game by the scruff of the neck, slide in and win the ball back and play through Barratt. The number 9 still had a lot to do but rode the challenge and tucked the ball under to give United a deserved lead.


Moments later and she so nearly had a second, firing an almost spectacular effort over the keeper but onto the top of the post – it would’ve been a picture-perfect goal.

On another day, she’d have had a hat-trick; with 15 minutes to go Liggett played her in beautifully but she was denied again by Charlton and then by a sliding clearance at the second time of asking.

Legg then struck the crossbar from thirty yards out and King hit the post late on as Dartford became very tired.

With seconds left, Barratt doubled her tally for the day, rounding the keeper and finishing into an empty net to put the game to bed at the death.

A valiant fight from the tier five side but the U's were able to see out the victory to put their name in the hat for the Third Round draw.

LINEUP: Sercombe, Provan, Gotch, Jenkins, Wellesley-Smith, Wiseman, Burridge, Legg, Liggett, Barratt, King

Report by Billy Lawrence, pictures by Darrell Fisher

Attendance: 123

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