Vitality Women's FA Cup FA Trophies Shoot, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - 10 Sep 2020 Photo: The FA/Sam Holden Agency/Tom Murat

FA CUP DRAW: Burnley to host FA Women’s Championship leaders Liverpool in third round

The draw for the third round of this season’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup has been made this afternoon with some thrilling ties having been produced.

A number of second round ties are outstanding following the postponement of several matches over the weekend but those affected clubs will at least now know their potential rewards if they are to reach the third round.

This season’s third round sees 40 clubs contest 20 knockout ties with the 28 surviving teams from Tier Three downwards being joined by 12 elite clubs from the FA Women’s Championship.

The pick of the third round draw sees third tier side Burnley host FA Women’s Championship leaders Liverpool. In-form Crystal Palace must travel to Somerset to face a Bridgwater United side who have done very well in this season’s FA Women’s National League Southern Premier while Blackburn Rovers have an away tie at FA Women’s National League North Division One leaders Liverpool Feds. The other notable third round ties see Tier Five side Ashford Town (Middlesex) host FA Women’s Championship promotion hopefuls London City Lionesses while Sheffield United must travel to Stourbridge, another side from the fifth tier.

In the third round’s only all-FA Women’s Championship ties, Bristol City host Lewes and Coventry United travel to Watford. Durham, Sunderland and Charlton Athletic face a short wait to learn of their respective third round opponents.

 

Vitality Women’s FA Cup Third Round Draw

1 Chorley Women or Bradford City Women’s v Newcastle United Women
2 Norton & Stockton Ancients LFC or Leeds United Women v Durham Women
3 Brighouse Town AFC Women or Farsley Celtic Women v Sunderland AFC Ladies
4 Burnley FC Women v Liverpool FC Women
5 Liverpool Feds LFC v Blackburn Rovers LFC
6 Sheffield FC Women or Huddersfield Town WFC v Loughborough Lightening Women
7 Leafield Athletic LFC or Lincoln City Women v Lye Town Ladies or Northampton Town Ladies
8 Stoke City LFC or Norwich City Women v Wolverhampton Wanderers Women or Nottingham Forest Women
9 West Bromwich Albion Women v Long Eaton United LFC or Netherton United Ladies
10 Stourbridge FC Ladies v Sheffield United Women
11 Watford FC Women v Coventry United WFC
12 Gillingham Women or Actonians LFC v Charlton Athletic Women
13 Ashford Town (Middx) Ladies v London City Lionesses LFC
14 Bristol City Women v Lewes FC Women
15 Bridgwater United Women v Crystal Palace LFC
16 Plymouth Argyle Women v Clapton Community Ladies
17 Kent Football United Women or Chesham United LFC v Billericay Town Women
18 Portsmouth FC Women v Southampton FC Women
19 Southampton Women’s v Exeter City Women
20 AFC Wimbledon Ladies v Ipswich Town LFC or Crawley Wasps LFC

 

The third round ties are scheduled to take place on Sunday 12 December.

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