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The performance of the week undoubtedly came from underdogs Handsworth, who won 1-0 at home to Lepton Highlanders in the FA Women’s Cup first qualifying round.

Sophie West scored, but the clean sheet was a bigger scory after Handsworth conceded 19 goals in their early season matches, with defeats by 5-4, 4-3, 4-1 and 6-1 margins.

Steel City Wanderers progressed 4-0 at Farsley Celtic to book a trip to Morecambe.

Zoe Beresford’s double, with strikes from Lucy Smith and Rachel Hale, sealed the win which went true to to the form book.

Annalise Carroll’s penalty proved a mere consolation for Sheffield Wednesday who deserved at least one goal in their 6-1 defeat to a vastly experienced Nettleham side.

Nettleham included several players who took Lincoln to the 2008 semi-final, and Wednesday hit the woodwork three times.

Dronfield went out 4-2 at home to Ruddington Village.

Sheffield FC Ladies were 2-0 winners over Sporting Club Albion in their FA Women’s Premier League Cup group fixture, Lisa Giampalma and Suzanne Davies the scorers.

Sheffield reserves beat their Sheffield United counterparts 3-0 in their Reserve League Cup group game, with goals from Issy Hayes, Millie Kenyon and Ellie Gilliatt.

United’s first team won 2-1 at Cheadle Heath in the Northern Combination, while Amy Pollock and Jade Rabjohn struck for Rotherham in a 2-1 Midland Combination win over Leicester.

Barnsley collected their first North East League Premier Division points, beating Castleford 5-3 with goals from Rebecca Hale (2), Laura Burgess, Holly Findlay and Nichola Hey.

Bradie Wild scored the only goal as Millers Ladies ended Rovers Foundation’s three-match Southern Division winning start.

Oughtibridge’s unblemished start in Sheffield & Hallam County League Division Two continued with a 10-0 win against Thorne.

Annie Longmore notched a hat-trick, with braces for Laura Cain and Codi Melia.

Strikes from Rebecca Wilson, Becky Shaw and Courtney Clarke rounded off the scoring.

Swinton’s debut saw them lose 18-0 to Wednesday Development, with Emma Fleetwood notching six and Ashleigh Sykes adding a hat-trick.