Birmingham University need golden goal to progress in cup

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UNIVERSITY of Birmingham reached the quarter finals of the Investec Women’s Cup with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Premier Division rivals Olton and West Warwickshire on Sunday.

Level after normal time, it took University of Birmingham just one minute of extra time to secure victory with a golden goal from open play from Sarah Page (pictured).

Sarah Page, university of Birmingham

Joining them in the last eight of the Investec Women’s Cup are Sutton Coldfield, who won 5-2 over Team Bath Buccaneers at home.

Celia Butler scored once in each half for Sutton Coldfield, while other strikes came from Jane Sixsmith, Vicky Woolford and Sarah Mills.

Four goals from Chloe Strong helped Surbiton beat Oxford Hawks 4-1, although the two sides were all square at 0-0 at the break.

A goal from a penalty corner with five minutes left helped Buckingham beat Brooklands Poynton in the Cup, with Lorraine Campbell having scored their first half goal and Helen Armishaw having scored for the visitors.

Clifton reached the last eight with a 3-0 victory over Liverpool Sefton. Dawn Mitchell scored their first goal after ten minutes, and Zoe Leach doubled their lead after 11 minutes of the second half before Els Mansell scored from a penalty corner in the dying seconds to complete the win.

Doncaster marched into the quarter finals with a convincing 5-0 win over Boots.

Goals from Kirsty Grace and Lucy Hetherington put them 2-0 ahead at the break, while they sealed the win with further goals from Lisa Garbutt, Ali Bicker and Abbie Brant.

Two first half goals helped Chelmsford reach the next stage of the Cup with a 2-0 win at Gloucester City.

Ruth Gordon scored first after 22 minutes, while Hayley Heggie added their second on 35 minutes.

Sevenoaks ran out 3-0 winners at home against Maidstone. Lucy Wood scored from open play after 20 minutes, and three minutes later Jackie Ward added their second from a penalty corner.

Finally, Jet Val Zalen scored five minutes from time to secure the win.