Albion head coach Hope Powell felt her sides quality of delivery let them down in their FA Cup Quarter-final defeat to Birmingham on penalties yesterday.

Both sides could not be split in 90 minutes with the game finishing 2-2 after goals from Sarah Mayling and a Mollie Green penalty for Birmingham.

Albion goals came from a Dani Bowman penalty and a header from substitute Denise O’Sulivan.

Extra time saw another 30 minutes where the sides could not be separated.

The game went to penalties and misses from substitutes Kayleigh Green and Megan Connolly proved decisive as Albion lost 4-2.

However, Powell felt that Albion’s delivery into the box played a part in the defeat.

She said: “They made it difficult, as they got all their players behind the ball.

“It was very difficult to find an opening hence why we went wider and tried to get in the box that way.

“It is just sometimes our quality of delivery lets us down.

“I think if you look at the stats, we probably had more possession.

"In the second half and extra time I thought we played well.

“However, it counts for nothing unless you score.”

Despite the result, Powell was pleased with the fight her side showed to come back from behind twice.

She said: “We were disappointed with conceding.

“We went behind, came back, went behind again and came back.

“I thought we did really well at trying to win the game, Birmingham did really well to shut us out.

"I thought we were resilient, we had a go but were unlucky with the penalties.”

There was more bad news for Albion yesterday, after it was confirmed summer signing Katie Robinson will miss the rest of the season, after suffering an ACL injury in training.