Durham's FA Cup run came to an end against a well organised Newcastle Ladies side from the Northern Combination League.

City battled really well for most of the first half until Newcastle broke the deadlock ten minutes before the break. Newcastle quickly then scored two more to make the score 3-0 at half-time.

City came close to scoring through Becky Welch and Mel Jones in the second half, but they were outplayed by the impressive visitors.

Although the game ended 6-0, Dionne Hamil from City was pleased with the team's three game run in the FA Cup.

"Getting to the first round proper of the FA Cup was a great achievement for us and was good just to test ourselves against a team of Newcastle's

quality," she said. "We've enjoyed three home FA Cup games at Crook Town's ground and we are delighted with the support Crook have given us in this season's competition."

Chester-le-Street Ladies

Chester-le-Street recovered from their worst start this season to progress to round two of the Northern League Cup. A bizarre opening half hour saw Boldon take the lead through a penalty from Kerry Ann and extended their advantage through Christina Adamson before the Cestrians finally woke up.

Vikki Ryder reduced the arrears with a fine drive from 20 yards and the second half saw Chester pile on the pressure but for a while it looked like Boldon's day. The turning point came with a Laura Darmody hat trick in the space of five minutes and she then hit her tenth goal in three games to make it 5-2. Boldon scored again through Leanne Dagg before Sarah Muir made it 6-3 from a Vikki Ryder corner.

Rachel Furness had a fine game in midfield and was unlucky not to score after weaving through the Boldon defence.

This weekend Chester-le-Street are at Newcastle in round two of the FA Cup.