2012–13 FA Women's Cup

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2012–13 FA Women's Cup
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 283
Champions Arsenal Ladies
Runners-up Bristol Academy

The 2012–13 FA Women's Cup was the 42nd season of the FA Women's Cup, the main domestic knockout Cup competition in English women's football. It lacked a sponsor for the second consecutive season.

283 clubs were accepted into the competition.[1] The first qualifying round commenced on 30 September 2012, with the first round proper played on 9 December 2012. Arsenal Ladies beat Bristol Academy 3-0 in the final on 26 May 2013 at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.[2]

Birmingham City were the defending champions, having beaten Chelsea in last season's final.

Teams[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round[3]
First round qualifying 283 186 none 186
Second round qualifying 190 106 93 13
Third round qualifying 137 100 53 47 Northern Combination Women's Football League
Midland Combination Women's Football League
South West Combination Women's Football League
South East Combination Women's Football League
First round proper 87 50 50 none
Second round proper 62 44 25 19 FA Women's Premier League Northern Division
FA Women's Premier League Southern Division
Third round proper 40 32 22 10 FA Women's Premier League National Division
Fourth round proper 24 16 16 none
Fifth round proper 16 16 8 8 FA WSL
Sixth round proper 8 8 8 none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none
Final 2 2 2 none

Schedule[edit]

The schedule for the 2012–13 FA Cup, as announced by the Football Association, is as follows:[4][5]

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs Prize money
First round qualifying 30 September 2012 93 283 → 190 £125
Second round qualifying 14 October 2012 53 190 → 137 £175
Third round qualifying 11 November 2012 50 137 → 87 £225
First round proper 9 December 2012 25 87 → 62 £250
Second round proper 6 January 2013 22 62 → 40 £300
Third round proper 3 February 2013 16 40 → 24 £400
Fourth round proper 24 February 2013 8 24 → 16 £500
Fifth round proper 17 March 2013 8 16 → 8 £600
Sixth round proper 31 March 2013 4 8 → 4 £1,000
Semi-finals 28 April 2013 2 4 → 2 £2,000
Final 26 May 2013 1 2 → 1 Runner-up £2,000
Winner £5,000

Qualifying rounds[edit]

All of the teams entering the competition that are not members of either the FA WSL, FA Women's Premier League National Division, FA Women's Premier League Northern Division or FA Women's Premier League Southern Division had to compete in the qualifying rounds to win a place in the competition proper.

First round proper[edit]

The draw was made on 12 November 2012 with ties were scheduled to be played on 9 December 2012.[6] Colne Valley Ladies were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, competing in the Greater London Division 1 at level 8 of the English Women's football league system.

† – After extra time

Second round proper[edit]

The draw was made on 10 December 2012 with ties were scheduled to be played on 6 January 2013.[7] Colne Valley Ladies were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, competing in the Greater London Division 1 at level 8 of the English Women's football league system.

† – After extra time

Third round proper[edit]

The draw was made on 7 January 2013 with ties were scheduled to be played on 3 February 2013.[8] Morecambe were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, competing in the North West Women's Regional League Premier Division at level 5 of the English Women's football league system.

† – After extra time

Fourth round proper[edit]

The draw was made on 4 February 2013 with ties were scheduled to be played on 24 February 2013.[9] Oxford United Ladies were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, competing in the South West Combination at level 4 of the English Women's football league system.

† – After extra time

Fifth round proper[edit]

The draw was made on 25 February 2013 with ties were scheduled to be played on 17 March 2013.[10] Oxford United Ladies were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, competing in the South West Combination at level 4 of the English Women's football league system.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the quarter-finals took place on 18 March 2013, with Leeds United and Sunderland from the Women's Premier League National Division (2) remaining as the lowest-ranked teams.[11]

(1) v Leeds United (2)

31 March 2013
12:00
Lincoln Ladies (1) 4–0 Leeds United (2)
Hamilton Goal 15'42'
Allen Goal 79' (pen.)
Cantrell Goal 83'
Report (1)
Report (2)
Sincil Bank, Lincoln
Attendance: 414

Sunderland (2) v Liverpool (1)

31 March 2013
14:00
Sunderland (2) 1–2 Liverpool (1)
Mead Goal 50' Report (1)
Report (2)
Fenlon-Billson Goal 13'
Ómarsdóttir Goal 85'

(1) v Birmingham City (1)

9 April 2013
19:30
Arsenal (1) 6–0 Birmingham City (1)
Davison Goal 11'65'
Nobbs Goal 33'
White Goal 43'51'
Little Goal 55'
Meadow Park, Borehamwood
Attendance: 520

(1) v Everton (1)

14 April 2013
14:00
Bristol Academy (1) 3–2 Everton (1)
De Pablos Goal 1'51'
Del Río Goal 61'
Duggan Goal 32'66'
Stoke Gifford Stadium, Filton

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals took place on 1 April 2013, with the ties scheduled to take place on 26 and 28 April 2013.[12]

Liverpool (1) v Arsenal (1)

26 April 2013
19:00
Liverpool (1) 1–2 Arsenal (1)
Dowie Goal 45' White Goal 24'
Little Goal 52'
Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 2,008

(1) v Lincoln Ladies (1)

28 April 2013
14:00
Bristol Academy (1) 2–0 Lincoln Ladies (1)
de Pablos Goal 59'
del Río Goal 82'
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 900

Final[edit]

Arsenal (1) v Bristol Academy (1)

26 May 2013
15:00
Arsenal (1) 3–0 Bristol Academy (1)
Houghton Goal 2'
Nobbs Goal 72'
White Goal 90+4'
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
Attendance: 4,998

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FA Women's Cup Entries Accepted". thefa.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Keepmoat to host showpiece". thefa.com. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "FA Women's Cup Exemptions". thefa.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dates of Rounds". thefa.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Prize Fund Payments". thefa.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "First Round draw". thefa.com. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Second Round draw". thefa.com. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Third Round draw". thefa.com. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fourth Round draw". thefa.com. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fifth Round draw". thefa.com. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sixth Round draw". thefa.com. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Semi-Final draw". thefa.com. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

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