THE scale of Brighouse Town's remarkable FA Cup run has been shown by Huddersfield Town's continued progress in the competition.

The Terriers beat Derby County 3-2 on Sunday to set up an away tie at Women's Super League side Brighton & Hove Albion in the last-16.

Huddersfield are one of only two amateur outfits left in the competition (along with Southampton), but could count themselves lucky to scrape past Rob Mitchell's Brighouse side the previous weekend, winning in a dramatic penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.

That made it 11 consecutive victories for Huddersfield, who play in the league above Brighouse, showing just how difficult the encounter was for the Orange Army.

Brighouse had managed to defeat Newcastle United Women in extra-time in the previous round, with an Amy Woodruff brace either side of a Drew Greene strike helping them to progress.

Despite the heartbreaking nature of the loss to Huddersfield, Brighouse manager Rob Mitchell enthused: “I’m really proud of the team, I thought they were tremendous.

“To take a team from the division above all the way to penalties, it’s a credit to them. I felt our performance showed we can compete in the division above, which is the ambition.

“I am gutted for them, but at the same time it was a great run by getting to the third round again, and now we can look forward to whatever happens now for the rest of our off season.”

A heroic Bethan Davies penalty save helped clinch the contest for Huddersfield, as the FA Women’s National League North side won the shootout by five goals to three.

However, it was in fact Brighouse who took a first half lead courtesy of Woodruff, netting her third in two games, thanks to a spark of brilliance from Greene.

The latter raced her way past two opponents before rattling an audacious effort off the bar, before Ellie White’s follow-up was disrupted by an abrupt shove in the back, forcing the referee to point to the spot.

Up stepped a composed Woodruff, who calmly dispatched the penalty past Davies for an early lead.

Huddersfield did have the ball in the back of the net courtesy of Laura Elford before half time, but a foul on Brighouse goalkeeper Carrie Simpson denied them the equaliser.

The away side came close to doubling their advantage, as a quick counter-attack involving Woodruff and White resulted in the latter striking the post before Huddersfield scrambled clear.

However, the Terriers had won their previous ten for a reason - and they found their equaliser.

A surging run from substitute Lucy Sowerby ended with the winger delivering a low cross into the path of Brittany Sanderson, who rifled her effort into the back of the net before reeling away ecstatically.

Jordan Wimpenny’s side came close to immediately taking the lead, as Sarah Danby cut inside of her marker and had a deflected attempt hit the post.

But with the contest all square, it headed into extra time, something Brighouse had flourished in against Newcastle.

But it was Huddersfield who looked the more likely to score, as Serena Fletcher had a long-range strike scuff the bar.

The match ended a 1-1 draw and went to a penalty shootout, as Davies kept out Emma Dobson’s shot to confirm Huddersfield’s advancement into the Fourth Round in dramatic circumstances.