Newcastle United beat Stockport County at Coach Lane to progress into the next round of the Women`s FA Cup sponsored E.On.
In the all FAWPL tie it was the home side who went on the offensive in the opening minutes with Rachel Furness going close from a Kelly Ridley corner, County`s reply came when Caroline Price rounded Helen Kane to fire goalwards but Carey Gustafson was on hand to block on the line and clear the danger.
Newcastle`s build up play was opening Stockport`s rearguard down both flanks with Sarah Bennett, Melanie Reay, Ruth Sutcliffe and Julie Twaddle all having their efforts well saved by Jennie Cummins in the visitor`s goal
The Magpies finally made the breakthrough on thirty five minutes following some excellent combination play involving Coleman, Furness, Ridley and Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe eventually setting up Stacy Crooks to drive the ball high into the Stockport net from twenty five yards.
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