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Consett Ladies AFC make more history by winning in the Women’s FA Cup 1st Round

Consett Ladies AFC made more club history today by progressing to the 2nd Round proper of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

Playing in the 1st Round for the first time, the Steelers beat Warrington Wolves Women FC 2-1 in front of a bumper Belle View crowd of 343.

They took the lead with a header from Emma Hewett in the 22nd minute, pictured below, and doubled their lead two minutes into the second half through Nicola McEvoy.

Warrington, who play one level above Consett, reduced the arrears in the 64th minute with a quick break.

There were more chances at both ends, but no further scoring, despite nine minutes of added time.

When the final whistle went it was Matt Gatiss’s team who progressed to the 2nd Round. The draw will be made at 1pm tomorrow.

Gary Welford