WOODLEY United ladies progressed to the quarter-finals of the Southern League Chairman's Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win against Wokingham & Emmbrook.

United survived an early scare when the hosts' second-minute in-swinging corner was cleared from under the crossbar and the resulting shot was adjudged off side.

However, Woodley recovered with a good 10-minute spell which saw Rosie Page-Smith pass across the penalty area, only for Jodie Penny’s shot to be blocked before Maddie Sawyer’s cross to the near post was steered home by Page-Smith in the 10th minute.

Penny also saw a low cross go through the goal area evading Amie Benton and going to safety, while Sarah Thompson’s shot was spilled by home keeper Sam Holloway and cleared before Woodley could react and Ellen Surtees’ half-volley from distance went narrowly over the bar.

With the hosts playing with a five-player defence, their form of offence was on the counter-attack which saw Caz Sheppard force a rare save from Haines, who also caught Nic Port’s free-kick on the goal line.

United changed to a five-player midfield which stretched the hosts’ defence in the second half with Holly Wilkins and substitute Charley Evans prominent on the wings and Sawyer enjoying midfield possession.

The important second-half goal came in the 59th minute when Evans’ through ball was converted by Page-Smith.

With Benton assuming a forward role for the last 15 minutes, chances were created including Page-Smith being denied her hat-trick when the referee, and not his assistant, adjudged the forward to be off-side with three minutes remaining.

NEWBURY Ladies Development hammered visitors Stanford 6-0 in Division Two South of the Thames Valley Counties League.

The homse side broke the deadlock on 15 minutes through Kendall Gilmour's stunning 25-yard free-kick, and she grabbed her second – and 12th of the season – to make it 2-0 shortly after.

The third arrived just after the half-hour mark when a bullet Maria Rodrigues header from Gilmour's corner left the 'keeper no chance, and they extended the lead early in the second half through Alex Kovacsova.

Jazz Bird made it 5-0 on 51 minutes and the rout was completed by Issy Cording late on and she was named one of Newbury's joint players-of-the-match with Kovacsova.