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Women’s football round-up: Charlton, Palace and AFC Wimbledon all in FA Cup action

Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace are in FA Cup action this weekend with their Championship commitments over until the start of 2023.

The Addicks have a home third round tie against Milton Keynes at The Oakwood on Sunday while their South London rivals welcome Watford to Hayes Lane.

Charlton are up to third in the league standings after a 1-0 win over Sheffield United last weekend.

Substitute Lauren Bruton fired home from close range after a corner created a goalmouth scramble.

“I’m really pleased for Bruton getting on the end of it, but I just want to say as well that Sian Rogers was excellent and pulled off an outstanding save to really keep us in it,” said Charlton manager Karen Hills. “They [City] could have quite easily nicked it 1-0.”

Crystal Palace leapfrogged Lewes to move sixth in the standings after a 1-0 victory over the East Sussex club.

Polly Doran’s close-range effort punished the hosts after they failed to clear their lines towards the end of the first period.

Palace keeper Fran Kitching made a succession of big saves for Dean Davenport’s side.

AFC Wimbledon host Gillingham in the FA Cup third round.

Millwall Lionesses thrashed Acorns 6-0 with Shannan Drewe claiming a hat-trick. Other scorers were Maisie Joyce, Millie Connell and Milly Penfold.

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