FA Women’s Cup: Doncaster Belles travel to Birmingham

Sue Smith (right) in action during the victory over Copsewood Coventry. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Sue Smith (right) in action during the victory over Copsewood Coventry. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Gordon Staniforth’s side are set for a trip to the Midlands with Birmingham City their fifth round FA Women’s Cup opponents.

The Belles beat Copsewood Coventry 4-1 yesterday to progress into the next round and will next face Birmingham on Sunday, April 13.

Today’s draw sees holders Arsenal set to begin their title defence against Gillingham as Chelsea host last season’s runners-up Bristol Academy in the only all-WSL1 tie.

The FA Women’s Cup final will take place at MK Dons on Sunday, June 1.

Fifth round draw in full:

1 Manchester City v Reading

2 Notts County v Coventry City

3 Arsenal v Gillingham

4 Birmingham City v Doncaster Rovers Belles

5 Portsmouth v Durham

6 Chelsea v Bristol Academy

7 Cardiff City v Everton

8 Sunderland v Liverpool