Billericay Town Women exited the Adobe Women’s FA Cup following a 6-0 defeat at Championship side London City Lionesses.
The hosts opened the scoring through Danielle Carter before Niamh Farrelly doubled their advantage with 11 minutes left of the first half.
Billericay weren’t able to generate a response and find a route back into proceedings as further goals from Carter, Lucy Fitzgerald, Tinaya Alexander and Georgia Brougham ensured the Blues were knocked out of the competition at Princes Park.
Speaking after the game on the club’s social media platforms, manager James Gibson was proud of his side’s display, despite the defeat.
“We really deserved to be here – we got drawn away to a Championship club which we know was the most challenging draw we could have had so we tried to squeeze everything out of today,” he said.
“We started the game really well, had a fantastic chance early on which was cleared off of the line and we tried hard to sustain that level.
“We did feel that when we got our attacking players running that they were a real threat.
“We felt that at that point, we had limited one of the best footballing sides in the Championship mainly to opportunities from 25 yards.”
Billericay progressed to the Third Round following a 2-1 win over Dulwich Hamlet where Maddie Biggs netted a late winner. A win against London City Lionesses would have seen them have the chance to face a Women’s Super League in the next round.
Billericay currently sit in seventh place in the FAWNL Southern Premier Division. Their next match sees them make the trip to Oxford United next Sunday before four consecutive league games at home against Portsmouth, London Bees, MK Dons and Chatham Town.