Slough and Surbiton set to lock horns in Investec Women's Cup

Clifton celebrate with their fans after winning the Investec Womens Cup in 2015-16.

The Road to Lee Valley took another step this weekend with the third round of the Investec Women’s Cup taking place on Sunday.

With plenty of goals around the places in the quarter finals were keenly contested but when the dust settled, some big names remain in the hunt for silverware.

Surbiton, winners in 2014 and 2015 booked their place in the next round with a dominant 11-1 win over Maidenhead. Giselle Ansley, who scored twice in the league on Saturday, helped herself to a hat-trick inside the first 20 minutes. Rebecca Middleton also bagged a treble as the league champions sent a warning to the rest of the competition.

Bowdon Hightown, who scooped the silverware in this competition in 2013 were also big winners, netting five times against Liverpool Sefton with Lisa Garbutt grabbing a hat-trick in a 5-1 win.

Holders Clifton Robinsons, regular visitors en masse to Lee Valley made it through with Claire Thomas and Zoe Leach firing them to a 2-1 win over Stourport.

Fellow Investec Women’s Premier Division outfit Slough are into the quarter finals after a 2-0 win over Conference side Loughborough Students.

Goal machine Sophie Robinson struck twice for Beeston against Bath Buccaneers in a 3-0 win and Barnes beat Boots, also 3-0, with all the goals coming in the first half. Sevenoaks were indebted to Susie Rowe as her penalty corner steered them to a 1-0 win over Conference rivals Hampstead and Westminster. Ben Rhydding make up the final place last eight.

The draw took place this morning and has given rise to some interesting pairings. The eye-catching tie of the quarter finals is the all Investec Premier Division clash between Slough and Surbiton. The sides met this past weekend in the Investec Women’s Premier Division with Giselle Ansley’s goals winning it 2-0 for the Sugden Road side.

Beeston of the Investec Conference North take on Sevenoaks of the Investec Conference East whilst Clifton Robinsons make the journey to Ben Rhydding. Barnes will have to be at their best to beat top flight outfit Bowdon Hightown.

Ties take place on Sunday 17 February 2017. The full draw can be found here.