Women’s Football: Bentley puts Leeds in the driving seat but Reds rally to overtake them

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LEEDS LADIES failed to build on taking an early lead as they slipped to a 3-1 reverse against promotion-chasing Liverpool Marshall Feds in the Northern Premier League Division One, writes DAISY YOUNG.

Leeds took the lead early on through captain Emma Bentley but second-placed Liverpool fought back with early second-half goals to keep their promotion bid alive.

Guiseley suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Blackburn Rovers to remain 10th in the Northern Division.

Farsley Celtic are still unbeaten in the Southern Division after Keegan Lambert scored four in the 6-1 win at Ossett.

Keegan and Helen Gresty then both got two against Westella and Willerby.

In the West Riding Premier League, Gledhow twice narrowly missed out on a chance to move off the bottom of the table.

They were drawing 2-2 at Altofts but the league leaders took the points.

Gledhow also lost by the odd goal to Hepworth, losing 3-2 at home.

Meanwhile, there was an entertaining game between Bradford Park Avenue and Brighouse Athletic.

Bradford raced to a 2-0 first half lead with good finishing from Nat Bell and Laura Wolfenden.

Brighouse Athletic hit back through Lisa Parry, Phoebe Durkin, Ash Butler and Rebecca Teale to take a 4-3 lead with five minutes to go before Avenue skipper Sarah Huby ensured the points were shared.

Tingley Athletic are through to the West Riding League Cup final after their comprehensive 3-0 victory over Altofts.

They will face Bradford City A at the start of May after they beat Battyeford Belles Firsts.

Leeds Medics & Dentists thrashed Hebden Royd United 8-0 to move up to second in Division One, but remain eight points behind leaders Battyeford.

Ilkley Town and Republica Internationale drew 2-2.

Silsden beat Oulton Athletic 5-0 to book their place in the League Shield final where they will face Brayton Belles.

James Chadwick shoots for Leeds Medics and Dentists under pressure from Jimmy Halliday, of Stanningley OB, during Saturday's Yorkshire Amateur League Premier Division encounter. PIC: Steve Riding

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