OXFORD United Women hit Chesham United Ladies for six as they comfortably made the second round of the FA Cup.

Underdogs Chesham went into the game in eighth in the division below the U’s, but shocked Court Place Farm by taking a fourth-minute lead.

Gemma Fraser put the Buckinghamshire side ahead, however a Carly Johns double, and goals from Iesha Swaby, Lily Stevens, Sammy Wynne and Daisy McLachlan, ensured the hosts progressed with a 6-1 win.

Fraser turned Riva Casley on the edge of the box, and struck an effort past Paris Sercombe, to ignite hopes of a cup shock for the visitors.

United responded with McLachlan heading over from close range, before Johns grabbed the equaliser just three minutes after Chesham had taken the lead.

Jaime Gotch played a ball over the top, with Johns placing a shot over goalkeeper Amber Taylor.

Just before the half hour mark, the U’s took the lead when Johns scored from a tight angle, after Taylor had spilt a headed back pass.

Swaby, a signing from Crawley Wasps last month, netted her first United goal with a thumping right-footed strike just moments later.

Johns almost grabbed her hat-trick five minutes into the second half when her cross hit the inside of the post.

Stevens made it 4-1 after Naomi Cole drilled her corner low to the edge of the box, where Stevens curled a shot over Taylor.

Fraser stung the palms of Sercombe on 62 minutes, after twisting and turning past Casley.

U’s captain Lauren Haynes was stretchered off with 15 minutes to go, and was replaced by Billie French.

United found their fifth goal with three minutes to go, following some excellent work from Lacy-Jai Liggett down the right-hand side.

She found Wynne in the penalty area, who tucked the ball home for her first U’s goal.

McLachlan made it six in stoppage time, when the winger found the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty box.

Oxford Mail: Oxford United Women made the next round of the FA Cup. Picture: Darrell FisherOxford United Women made the next round of the FA Cup. Picture: Darrell Fisher

After the game, United boss Liam Gilbert said: “I thought we were very good. It wasn’t the start that we wanted, and in the grand scheme of things, something quite good for us.

“It was nice for us to be a bit more clinical than we have been the last few weeks.”

Next up for the U’s is a trip to MK Dons in Southern Premier Division.

Gilbert said: “They’re a very well-organised team, they’ll be up for the game.

“We lost to them last year when we played away, and that’s something we’ll be aware of.”