BOLTON Wanderers Ladies were knocked out of the Women’s FA Cup in agonising fashion on Sunday.

The Whites went down 2-1 at home to Newcastle United, Rhiannon Gray handing the visitors victory at the death.

The home side had gone in front just seven minutes in at Atherton Collieries’ Skuna Stadium, Ceri Ogden opening the scoring.

After Wanderers saw chances come and go in the first 45 minutes, Newcastle turned things around in the second half.

Jayden Maxwell equalised with a close-range finish before Gray’s free kick broke Bolton hearts in the dying moments of the tie.

Chris Knights’ side, currently sixth in the table, are back in Women’s National League Division One North action when they travel to face Liverpool Feds on Thursday night.

Bolton have won two, drawn one and lost one in the league so far this season with the early standings still taking shape.

The Whites are then back in cup action at home to Doncaster Rovers Belles on Sunday, that game in the FA Women’s National League Plate.

The club have high hopes this season and continue to go from strength to strength with their pre-season schedule having included a trip to face the Malta national team.