An inexperienced Watford Ladies side were no match for Liverpool as they went down to a 5-0 defeat and crashed out of the Women’s FA Cup.

Coming up against the WSL 1 outfit, Watford were unable to match their more illustrious opponents and were brushed aside as they scored four times in the first half.

The Reds took the lead through Ali Johnson with six minutes on the clock when a through ball split the Watford defence and left their keeper exposed.

It was two inside 20 minutes after Caroline Weir curled in a fine finish and a neat interchange of passing ended with a simple tap in for Bethany England soon after.

A half-hour blitz ended in Watford shipping a fourth goal through Martha Harris and the game was over as a contest.

Watford had little more than pride to play for in the second half, but came out with renewed resolve as they looked to take any positives they could from the game.

They went close to finding the back of the net soon after the restart when Becky Flathery was forced into a smart save.

However, Liverpool added a fifth with 64 minutes on the clock when England just beat her marker to a pass and looped an effort into the net.

Liverpool had further chances to extend their lead, but saw efforts come back off the post and fly wide respectively as Watford kept the arrears at five.