Magpies Women Make History On A Night Of Drama
Posted on 13th November 2023
Maidenhead United Women made club history on Sunday night as they edged through into Round 2 of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup for the first time in our history after a thrilling extra time victory at Sutton United.
For the second round in succession, United had to come from behind to progress. In fact, the Magpies found themselves two goals adrift early in the second half at the VBS Community Stadium but they displayed their usual fighting spirit by levelling things up with a quick brace of goals through Simone O’Brien and Nat Cowell. Into extra time, United struck first early in the second period through Imogen Fisher but the determined hosts levelled almost immediately. Substitute Macey-Nikiah Walters ultimately won the match when she scored with her first touch but there was drama to the end as the hosts had the ball in the net at the end of a long period of injury time, only for the officials to rule that there had been a foul on Magpies ‘keeper Rosie Willmott-Joyce.
The Maidenhead players and staff celebrated with real emotion at the end, aware that they are the first senior Magpies team to make the Second Round of either the men’s or women’s FA Cup since 1886. The Second Round draw has United on the road again, they will face either Brentford or Southampton Women’s FC on Sunday 26th November
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