Giant-killing Netherton United to face the conquerors of Peterborough United in the second round of the Women’s FA Cup

Netherton United’s reward for their latest giantkilling act in the Women’s FA Cup is a second round trip to National League side Long Eaton United - the team that knocked Peterborough United FC out in the first round yesterday (November 14).

Monday, 15th November 2021, 2:38 pm
Action from Netherton United (red) v Knowle in the first round of the Women's FA Cup. Photo: Riger Ellison.

Netherton are one of only two tier seven sides left in the competition following their thrilling 3-2 extra time win over higher-level Knowle FC at the Grange yesterday. They had never previously reached the FA Cup first round.

Long Eaton is another step up though. They play in the National League Midlands Division - alongside Posh who they beat 4-0 in the first round.

Co-incidentally Long Eaton knocked Netherton out at the second qualifying round stage last season by a 7-1 margin after ‘winning’ the second half 5-0.

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Netherton manager Lee Martin said: “ We’re delighted to be given an opportunity to pit ourselves against a tier 4 National Lague side. Long Eaton are an incredibly strong team, and having just knocked Posh out of the competition we’re under no illusion of the huge challenge they present being three tiers higher than us! “But we’re just elated to be this far in the competition. We’ll go and enjoy the experience as we always do.”

The tie will take place on Sunday, November 27.