Late strike keeps Guiseley Vixens waiting

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GUISELEY Vixens remain in the Premier League North relegation zone after a 2-2 draw with bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers, writes Connor-Craig Jackson.

The Vixens looked set for victory when a double from returning striker Nikki Berko put them 2-1 up in the second-half following Leanne Robinson’s early goal. However, a stunning late free-kick from Laura McQulkin ensured the points were shared and left Guiseley without a league win.

Leeds United ended their four-game Northern Division One losing streak in style, overcoming Newcastle United 4-3 after Arianne Parnham’s late strike. Parnham was on target twice for the Whites along with Matina Petrova and substitute Charlotte Adams.

Yorkshire Amateur maintained their early lead in the West Riding Premier Division after Abigail Whitehead and Rachel Eastwood’s goals sealed a 2-1 win at Brayton Belles. Tingley cruised 6-1 against Leeds Medics & Dentists through Kellie Hawkridge (2), Rosie Frosdick, Lucy Robinson and Lucy Chapman.

Silsden Firsts began their season with Robson-Owens, Gemma Duckworth, Rebecca Brown and Kourtnai Broughton’s efforts seeing off Wetherby 4-2, while Hepworth saw their perfect start end after Stephanie Foster’s goal earned visitors Brighouse a 1-1 draw.

A rampant display saw Leeds City get off the mark in the First Division with a 6-0 win at Hemsworth MW, while Dewsbury handed Clifton their first defeat of the season through Emma Toothill (2), Megan Perks and Siân Thomas. Clifton’s Gaille Tenguem hit a consolation goal.

Second Division leaders Middleton were again dominant as they beat Boroughbridge 7-1.

Farsley Celtic and Ossett Town remain bottom after respective 5-0 losses to Ripon City and Skipton Town.

An opening Third Division outing for Ilkley saw them dispose of Durkar Devils 11-0.

Thackley sit top after a 7-0 win at Kirkstall, with Lois Cooper coming off the bench to score a hat-trick, as Megan Butterworth, Taylor Rushworth, Kath Connell and Vanessa Holdroyd also scored.

Tyersal sit just behind Thackley on goal difference after seeing off ten-player New Farnley 7-3. Natasha Handy, Shauna Hill and Cheryl Haley were on target for the visitors who also had ‘Keeper Levi Bratton to thank for a penalty save, but goals from Abbie Tate (4), Lauren Burnett (2) and Sarah Binns sealed a strong first win for Tyersal.