Bury FC Women progressed to the next round of the SSE Women's FA Cup by beating former FA Women's Premier League side Mossley Hill on penalties, thanks in the main to three saves by Kristeen Ferenczi.
Both teams created chances in the first-half, but Bury's passing style dominated play. Bury's first goal came from an excellent spell of passing in midfield that found captain Lucy Golding out wide on the left, who delivered the cross for Caitlin Clancy to head home at the back post. Mossley came back fighting and grabbed the equaliser before half-time.
Within minutes of the re-start a forward pass from defender Becca Dolman found Clancy, and combining with Allisha Marsh she slipped the ball through to Golding on the edge of the box who made it 2-1 with a left-footed shot around the advancing ‘keeper.
Mossley didn't give up the fight and showed their expertise with a second equaliser and a further goal some seven minutes later to take the lead 2-3.
With 20 minutes to go, the young Bury side continued to dig deep. A throw-in from full-back Amy Openshaw found Leah Tibbott, who switched play through Jordana Holgate, finding Jordon Bailey on the right. Bailey cleverly placed a pass through the Mossley back four, and Marsh fired home for Bury's third.
Full-time 3-3 and into a period of extra-time. After 120 minutes the score remained level. Bury went on to win 2-0 on penalties with goals from Golding and Marsh and three fantastic saves from Bury 'keeper Ferenczi.
Sunday 2nd September sees Bury back in FA Cup action away at Tranmere Rovers Ladies FC, another former FA Women's Premier League side, who play their football in a higher division than Bury.