Leeds United 1-1 Brighouse Town (2-4 penalties) RECAP: Whites lose County Cup final on penalties

Leeds United Women play Brighouse Town in the County Cup Final at the West Riding FA Headquarters in Woodlesford this evening.
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Leeds United will play their first final in six years as they battle Brighouse Town for the County Cup on Thursday evening.

The Whites fell on the wrong side of a 6-0 result in their last County Cup final against Bradford City in April 2016.

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This season, having thoroughly beaten Bradford Park Avenue and Harrogate Town, United came up against City in the semi-finals and knocked the Bantams out of the competition.

Leeds United Women and Bradford City head out onto the pitch at Valley Parade for a Division One North fixture. Pic: LUFC.Leeds United Women and Bradford City head out onto the pitch at Valley Parade for a Division One North fixture. Pic: LUFC.
Leeds United Women and Bradford City head out onto the pitch at Valley Parade for a Division One North fixture. Pic: LUFC.

On Thursday, Leeds face sterner opposition in the form of Brighouse Town, who are competing their first season in the Northern Premier Division, the tier above the Whites, having successfully applied for upward movement last year after the pandemic prevented large parts of the women's pyramid from completing their seasons on the pitch.

With United's chance to claim the Division One North title having slipped away, this evening's final presents a great chance for Dan O'Hearne's side to get their hands on some silverware.

Our live blog will bring you updates live from the West Riding FA headquarters.

Leeds United Women v Brighouse Town LIVE

Key Events

  • 7.30pm kick off at the West Riding FA Headquarters in Woodlesford
  • the winner lifts the County Cup

Darcie Greene scores.

4-2 to Brighouse. Town retain the County Cup.

Classy finish, hits the roof of the net. 3-2 to Brighouse.

3-1 to Brighouse.

2-1 to Brighouse.

Fields scores for Brighouse.

Celebrates to the goading crowd. 2-1 to Brighouse.

Brown scores for Leeds.

1-0 to Brighouse.

Handy stops Smith’s shot.

Leeds to kick first.

Smith steps up to take.

The County Cup final will be decided by penalties!

All eyes on ‘keepers Jen Handy and Georgia Wattam.

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