Sunderland v Arsenal in 2016

Sunderland reached the Women’s FA Cup semi-final in 2016 but lost 7-0 to Toolbox

Former Women’s Super League side Sunderland reached the FA Women’s Cup third round with a thrilling 4-3 win over neighbours Middlesbrough.

Sunderland, who made the 2016 semi-final and the last 8 the following 2 years, will next go to Fylde after edging the all-Northern Premier tie.

Huddersfield won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stoke, while Burnley beat Hull 2-1 in another third-tier fight.

Chorley, the most affordable ranked side left, lost 2-1 after additional time to Brighouse.

That honour now comes from Actonians, whose third-round video game at Billericay contributed to Brighouse’s tie in your home to Barnsley implies at least 2 fourth-tier sides will reach round 4.

Somewhere else, 3 third-tier sides dispatched fourth-tier clothing as Portsmouth surged Leyton Orient 6-1, West Bromwich Albion beat Lincoln City 2-0 and Loughborough Foxes won 4-0 at Chester-le-Street.

The winners of Sunday’s 7 ties sign up with the 11 groups who qualified last weekend in the third round on 5 January, with Women’s Super League and Championship clubs getting in the fray in round four.

Second-round results

Burnley 2-1 Hull City

Stoke 1-1 Huddersfield Town (3-4 pens)

Sunderland 4-3 Middlesbrough

West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Lincoln City

Chester-le-Street Town 0-4 Loughborough Foxes

Chorley 1-2 Brighouse Town (AET)

Portsmouth 6-1 Leyton Orient

Third-round draw

Northern section:

Fylde v Sunderland

Burnley v Nottingham Forest

Loughborough Foxes v Huddersfield Town

Brighouse Town v Barnsley

Southern section:

Ipswich Town v Portsmouth

Watford v Plymouth Argyle

Cardiff City v Southampton FC Women

Southampton Women’s FC v West Bromwich Albion

Billericay Town v Actonians

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