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Free-scoring Ipswich Town Women will head to Billericay Town Ladies in next round of the Women's FA Cup





Ipswich Town Women will face a trip to divisional rivals Billericay Town Ladies in the second round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, writes Callum Parke.

The Tractor Girls comprehensively beat Harlow Town 9-2 on Sunday to secure their progress, with summer signing Georgia Allen hitting a first-half hat-trick.

Joe Sheehan's side will return to Essex on Sunday, January 3, with a £1,000 reward up for grabs alongside a place in the third round.

Ipswich Town Women celebrate one of Georgia Allen's (far right) three goals in the 9-2 success at Harlow Town in the Women's FA Cup Picture: ITFC/Ross Halls (43577223)
Ipswich Town Women celebrate one of Georgia Allen's (far right) three goals in the 9-2 success at Harlow Town in the Women's FA Cup Picture: ITFC/Ross Halls (43577223)

The Blues are the last Suffolk team left in the competition, after Newmarket Town were knocked out in the second qualifying round.

Town received national attention last season after a embarking on a record-run to the fifth-round before losing to then-holders Manchester City.

This year they are looking to repeat the feat again, having beaten Peterborough Northern Star and local rivals Norwich City prior to their victory last weekend.

They also sit top of the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South East, with four wins from four ahead of their trip to AFC Wimbledon on Sunday.

Billericay meanwhile sit second-bottom in the league after three games.

Their form in the cup is much better however, getting to the second round thanks to victories over Cambridge United, Chesham United and Maidenhead United.

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