Ladies advance in League Cup

Becky Merritt was the match-winner as West Ham United Ladies clinched their place in the last-eight of the FA Women's Premier League Cup with a fine 1-0 win over Millwall Lionesses on Sunday.

Midfielder Merritt hit the target with a first-half goal as the Hammers defeated their Southern Division rivals at Ship Lane to set up a quarter-final meeting with National Division side Coventry City.

The Sky Blues, who reached the quarter-finals courtesy of a 1-0 home win over Barnet last weekend , will travel to Essex on Sunday 8 April.

Three days before that big game, the Hammers will try to lift their first piece of silverware of the season when they take on Southern Division leaders Colchester United in the Essex FA County Cup final at AFC Hornchurch.

Setford's side will warm-up for those two matches by welcoming Cardiff City to Ship Lane for a friendly on Sunday afternoon, with kick-off at 2pm.