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Ipswich Town Women reach FA Cup last 16 for first time in their history

Ipswich Town Women celebrate their win with the travelling fans. Credit: Ipswich Town Women/Twitter

Ipswich Town Women reached the last 16 of the Women's FA Cup for the first time in their history with a convincing 4-1 win at Huddersfield Town.

Ipswich, who had never even made it as far as the fourth round before, ensured their fairytale journey continued with victory over their third-tier opponents.

All the damage was done in the first-half thanks to a superb hat-trick from 16-year-old Maddie Biggs and a fourth from Natasha Thomas.

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Huddersfield did pull one back after the break in front of a record crowd of 1,115 fans for a women's match at the John Smith's Stadium, but Ipswich held on to take another scalp.

It means they've now beaten three clubs from the league above during their run to round five, while they're also the first team from the fourth-tier to ever reach the last 16 of the competition.

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Ipswich, who are now the lowest-ranked side remaining in the tournament, will travel to reigning champions Manchester City in the next round.

  • Watch highlights of Ipswich's win at Huddersfield (pictures courtesy of Ipswich Town Women)