Cup joy for Ladies

West Ham United Ladies are through to the FA Women's Cup sponsored by EON quarter-finals after scoring a dramatic 1-0 fifth-round win at Enfield Town on Sunday.

Joanna Woodgates (pictured) was the heroine, netting a magical winner with just two minutes remaining to set-up a last-eight trip to Barnet FC Ladies.

Before Woodgates' late intervention, the two sides had played out a nervous 88 minutes at Brimsdown Sports Centre, with neither team seemingly willing to take the risks that could see them knocked out of the competition.

It took 39 minutes for the first clear chance to be created, but West Ham defender Jess Barling was in the right place to block a goalbound shot from Enfield striker Sheree Oliver.

While West Ham were controlling possession for the most part, Enfield continued to look dangerous on the counterattack without ever stretching Hammers goalkeeper Toni-Anne Wayne.

With the prospect of extra time looming large, Julia Setford's side forced two corners. The second was taken by Woodgates and found Nina Downham in space. When Downham's shot was cleared back to Woodgates, the 19-year-old let fly with an unstoppable 25-yard strike that flew into the net.

After three agonising minutes of added time, during which an Enfield player planted a header narrowly wide of Wayne's post, the final whistle was blown and West Ham's passage to the last-eight was confirmed.

Barnet will prove to be testing opposition in the quarter-finals. The FA Women's Premier League National Division side have won their last 12 matches in all competitions and have reached the FA Women's Premier League Cup final.

The tie will take place on Sunday 27 March, meaning the FA Tesco Women's Premier League Southern Division trip to Brighton and Hove Albion originally set for that date will now be re-arranged.

Elsewhere in the draw, four teams from the newly-formed Women's Super League have reached the quarter-finals - Arsenal, Bristol Academy, Doncaster Rovers Belles and Liverpool - while the remaining two spots are filled by FA Women's Premier League National Division pair Sunderland and Millwall Lionesses.

Before their big cup clash, West Ham will continue their quest for the Southern Division title when they host Portsmouth at Thurrock FC on Sunday 20 March, kick-off 2pm.

With Keynsham Town regaining top spot after defeating Gillingham on Sunday, the Hammers will be eager to maintain their recent good form against fourth-placed Pompey.

FA Women's Cup sponsored by EON sixth-round draw (ties to be played on Sunday 27 March 2011)

Sunderland v Arsenal
Millwall Lionesses v Bristol Academy
Liverpool v Doncaster Rovers Belles
Barnet Ladies v West Ham United