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Sunday, 6 January, 2002, 20:24 GMT
Everton clear hurdle
BBC Sport Online's Tony Leighton rounds up the action from the fourth round of the Women's FA Cup.

Click here for the fifth round draw

Amanda Barr and Sara Whewell hit two goals apiece to help Everton win a tricky fourth round tie 4-2 at Bristol Rovers.

With half of the scheduled 16 fixtures postponed due to waterlogged or ice-bound pitches, Everton were one of only three top flight teams who saw action on the day the big guns enter the competition.

Both National Division sides on duty went through, although Barry Town had an amazing escape before winning 3-2 at Millwall Lionesses.

The Welsh team were two goals down going into stoppage time, but drew level before Natalie Ashford struck an extra-time winner.

On the South coast, Southampton Saints beat South West Combination team Portsmouth 3-1 in what was potentially a banana-skin local derby.

The only shock of the day came at Chelsea, where the Premier League Southern Division side were beaten 1-0 by South East Combination outfit Enfield.

Bristol Rovers 2-4 Everton

Everton had their work cut out to beat last season's surprise FA Cup semi-finalists, who also took the Merseysiders to extra time in this season's Premier League Cup.

Playing on the Football League club's Memorial Ground, Rovers were unable to emulate the giant-killing feat of their male counterparts at Derby County on the same afternoon.

Stef Curtis twice pulled goals back for the home side after Everton had opened up a two-goal gap, but Barr's second goal seven minutes from time proved decisive.

Millwall Lionesses 2-3 Barry Town

Barry somehow escaped to victory after Pru Buckley and Amy Mason had given Millwall a two-goal lead with the game all but over.

The visitors took full advantage of more than 13 minutes of stoppage time, Ayshea Martyn and Kelly Melville hitting the goals that brought them level.

The job was completed by Ashford, whose winner arrived eight minutes into the second half of extra time.

Southampton Saints 3-1 Portsmouth

A late goal by Alex Cottier clinched victory for the National Division side.

Katie Wilding and Una Nwajei had hit first half goals to put Saints in control, but four minutes after the break Michelle Niven reduced the arrears.

Saints kept their grip on the game but did not kill off their local rivals until Cottier struck in the last minute.

Chelsea 0-1 Enfield

The South East Combination promotion chasers went through to the last 16 thanks to a Sam Buffery goal three minutes before half-time.

Captain Jo McCluskey had earlier missed a penalty as Enfield had the better of the first half.

But Chelsea bossed the second period and might have come back to win the match but for some wayward finishing.

FA Cup, fourth round results
Birmingham City v Fulham p-p
Brighton v Doncaster Belles p-p
Bristol Rovers 2-4 Everton
Charlton Athletic v Bangor City p-p
Chelsea 0-1 Enfield
Exeter City 0-1 Coventry City
Garswood Saints v Redhill p-p
Hampton 0-1 Lincoln City
Loughborough Students v Arsenal p-p
Millwall Lionesses 2-3 Barry Town
Newcastle v Leeds United p-p
Oldham Curzon 4-0 Stockport County
Redbridge Raiders 1-3 Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v Langford p-p
Southampton Saints 3-1 Portsmouth
Tranmere Rovers v Sunderland p-p

The draw for the fifth round of the women's FA Cup sponsored by AXA is as follows:

  • Barry Town v Brighton or Doncaster Belles
  • Coventry City v Birmingham City or Fulham
  • Garswood Saints or Redhill v Enfield
  • Southampton Saints v Oldham Curzon
  • Loughborough Students or Arsenal v Newcastle or Leeds Utd
  • Sheff Wed or Langford v Charlton Ath or Bangor City
  • Lincoln City v Everton
  • Tranmere Rovers or Sunderland v Woverhampton

    Ties to be played on Sunday, 27 January.

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