Women's FA Cup

Park Hall

The New Saints Ladies 1 Chichester City Ladies 1 AET

(Chichester win 5-4 on penalties)

THE NEW SAINTS Ladies were a denied a dream home tie against Liverpool after they lost a sudden-death penalty shoot out against Chichester, bringing their eight-match winning run to an end.

Chichester had the first serious chance of note on eight minutes when Cherelle Khassi beat two defenders to cross for Jenna Fowlie who fired wide of Stacey Garnham's left-hand post.

City had two more chances within 20 seconds of each other Lauren Cheshire had her shot blocked and then Jess Lewry fire just over the bar.

TNS found their feet on 25 minutes as Chloe Wilkinson's corner reached the head of Kim Bebbington but she could only steer her header wide of Sadie Wilson-Blakeley's post post.

But she wasn't to be denied on 33 minutes, taking advantage of a defensive mix-up between Cheshire and Wilson-Blakeley and Bebbington nipped in to score and put Saints ahead.

City continued to put Saints under pressure in the second half and they levelled on 51 minutes. Chloe Tucker's low, long ball found Khassal who ran on and beat Wilkinson before firing a low right-footed shot past Garnham into the bottom corner.

Khassal was City's most dangerous player and she went close twice just minutes after scoring. She sent a piledriver over the bar on 54 minutes then 60 seconds later, she was denied by a great save by Garnham.

The play was all Chichester and it was beginning to be a personal duel between Garnham and Khassal as the Saints keeper made two more saves from the striker with less than 15 minutes to go.

The game moved into extra-time and City continued to pile it on against Saints, with Garnham called upon on numerous occasions, including brilliantly charging off her line to clear.

However, play was suspended for nearly 30 minutes when City's Emma Alexandre suffered a head injury and an ambulance was called and she was taken to hospital. Play eventually resumed and the game eventually went to the dreaded shoot-out.

Both sides scored all of their first four penalties in the shoot-out but Emily Ridge saw her effort saved by Wilson-Blakeley and Lewry slotted to set-up the home tie with Liverpool and break TNS Ladies' hearts.