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Football round-up: Storm Arwen plays havoc with fixtures

Netherton United Ladies' historic journey in the Women’s FA Cup came to an end on Sunday as Storm Arwen played havoc on a wintery weekend. Paolo Iantosca rounds up the local football results.
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It was the second round of the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday and Peterborough-based Netherton United travelled to National League side Long Eaton United, who were three tiers higher, as Netherton were one of the two lowest-ranked sides left in the competition.

But their magical journey in the Cup came to an end at Grange Park following a 6-0 defeat before the game was abandoned due to heavy snow on 80 minutes - but the result will stand.

Netherton United had only ever reached the third qualifying round before this season, but went three rounds better in 2021, creating one of the stories of the competition so far and continue that into their league campaign in which they remain unbeaten in four games.

Peterborough United Women return to FA Women’s National League Division Midlands action as they travelled to Boldmere St Michaels, but just like Netherton’s clash with Long Eaton United, the game was abandoned on 70 minutes due to adverse weather conditions.

Posh had taken the lead through a stunning 25-yard strike from Piper O’Neil but the hosts raced into a 3-1 lead before Jess Driscoll nodded the visitors back into the contest before the break.

Boldmere extended their advantage to 4-2 just after the hour mark before officials made the call to abandon proceedings as snow covered the pitch, with the game set to be replayed later in the season.

In the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands, Spalding United settled for a point at home against Bedworth United, who took the lead on 39 minutes through Ryan Nesbitt before Spalding’s Ben Starkie equalised five minutes after the break.

Yaxley FC fell to a 1-0 defeat against league leaders Ilkeston Town while Wisbech Town's fixture against Sporting Khalsa was postponed due to adverse weather conditions. Stamford AFC were also not in action.

Peterborough Sports had a rare weekend off due to failing to progress in the FA Trophy but are back in action tonight as they welcome Hednesford Town to the Bee Arena.