Continental Cup: Chelsea, Bristol Academy and Reading go through
Chelsea Ladies, Reading FC Women and Bristol Academy have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Continental Cup.
FA Cup winners Chelsea thrashed London Bees 8-0 to secure qualification for the knockout stages of the competition, equivalent to the men's League Cup.
Reading, the only second-tier side to progress, won 3-1 at Watford to earn their place in the last eight.
Bristol complete the line-up, as they have a better goal difference than Doncaster Rovers Belles.
|Continental Cup quarter-finalists|
|Arsenal, Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Chelsea, Liverpool, Notts County, Manchester City and Reading are all through to the last eight.|
|The draw for the quarter-finals will be made on Tuesday.|
The Belles won 3-2 at Women's Super League One side Sunderland, making them the only WSL 2 team to beat a top-tier club so far this season.
That result secured Doncaster third spot in Group Two but their goal difference of +1 did not match that of Reading and Bristol (+5).
That meant that Bristol went through despite their 2-0 loss to Birmingham on Saturday.
Chelsea substitute Rosella Ayane scored four second-half goals, after a Marija Banusic hat-trick, to see them finish second in Group One.
Elsewhere, 2014 winners Manchester City Women secured top spot in Group Two with a 2-0 win over Liverpool, who had also already qualified.
Group Three winners Notts County beat Yeovil Town 5-0 to maintain their 100% record, while Arsenal won 4-0 at Millwall Lionesses to finish top of Group One.
There were also wins for already-eliminated Aston Villa and Everton, who won 3-1 and 2-0 at Oxford United and Durham respectively.
The draw for the quarter-finals will be made on Tuesday.