Arsenal Ladies advanced to the Semi-Finals of the County Cup after an 11-2 victory against London rivals West Ham.

Lianne Sanderson ran the Hammers ragged, scoring five times, while Lizzie Wicks grabbed a hat-trick. Alex Scott, Laura Coombs and Gemma Davison were also on target for Vic Akers' side.

This was the second time in three weeks that Arsenal had faced West Ham and the hosts surprisingly dominated the early proceedings. They duly took the lead but Arsenal were stung into action and equalised thanks to a thunderous effort from Scott.

West Ham continued to compete but Arsenal's class told in the final third and they added five more goals before the break thanks to Wicks and Sanderson.
Coombs, Sanderson and Davison struck after the restart and, although West Ham reduced the deficit to 8-2 midway through the second half, Arsenal rounded off an emphatic win in style.

The Gunners will face Charlton Athletic at home in the County Cup Semi-Final. The date of this fixture has yet to be confirmed.

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18 Feb 2008