AFC Gledhow maintained their 100 percent start to the season as two Danielle Thackray stunners lit up a 6-3 win at home to AFC Silsden Ladies in Division One of the West Riding County Womens Football League.
Thackray supplied a pin-point cross for Rachel Eastwood to give Gledhow a second-minute lead but five minutes later Silsden were level. The home lead was restored when Rebecca Brookes stabbed home but again Silsden fought back.
The pattern continued as Gledhow went back in front through a stunning Thackray free-kick awarded for a foul on 16-year-old Molly Thompson. But again Silsden levelled making it 3-3 at the break. Gledhow then led for the fourth time two minutes into the second half when Kelsey Wood drove home and this time there was no Silsden comeback. Georgia Rey went close to making it 5-3 and the home side’s fifth goal finally arrived when Thackray completed her brace. Kelsey Wood’s stunning drive sealed the half dozen while Abbie Whitehead also came close to scoring.
There was less joy for Leeds Ladies who slipped to a 3-2 loss at home to Morecambe in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division One. Leeds goals from Carey Huegett and Erin White proved in vain.
On the junior front, Farsley AFC Ladies Under-16s bagged their first point of the season with a 5-5 draw at Battyeford Belles Under-16s in Division One of the West Riding Girls League.
Farsley were indebted to Aaliyah Allen’s hat-trick and two goals from Alisha Henderson
Horsforth St Margaret’s Girls Under-13s Girls continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 trimuph at Guiseley Girls Blue in Division One of the West Riding Girls League.
Gusieley drew first blood but goals from Megan Long and Mia Corcoran saw the visitors to victory.