Women’s Football: Cup finalists buoyed by a win from last home game

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Leeds Ladies head into the County Cup final on the back of a win, writes DAISY YOUNG.

Leeds beat Tranmere Rovers 1-0 in their final home game of the season, to move up to fourth in the Northern Premier Division One, thanks to a smartly taken goal by Bryony Chapman. They face Bradford City in the County Cup final tonight, but will be full of confidence on the back of two straight wins and clean sheets.

Bradford lost at the weekend, so it should make for an interesting game. Kick-off is at 7:30pm at West Riding FA headquarters, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford.

Guiseley Vixens are in a battle to beat relegation, they could only draw 2-2 with Nuneaton Town with a brace coming from Carey Huegett. This leaves them four points above bottom of the table Loughborough who pulled off a surprise victory over Stoke and have a game in hand over Guiseley.

Hemsworth Ladies wrapped up their league campaign at Ossett Town with a 3-2 victory which saw them claim third spot in the West Riding Premier Division.

Hemsworth put the Ossett defence under considerable pressure and Katy Dewrow bagged a brace to give them a 2-0 lead. Ossett pulled one back shortly before half-time and then equalised early in the second half. Nikki Grayson stole the headlines with a superb freekick to give Hemsworth the 3-2 victory. Hemsworth Ladies face Silsden Ladies in the League Shield final next time out to wrap up their season.

AFC Gledhow completed their season with an 8-3 win over Hepworth United, but then lost 5-3 to Tingley. Gledhow are only five points above bottom club Bradford Park Avenue, who have three games to play.

In the First Division, Leeds Medics and Dentists lost 3-1 to Battyeford Belles Firsts, thanks to a Sarah Hemingway brace and a Rebecca Wiggans strike. This victory saw Belles secure the First Division title after closest rivals Bradford City ‘A’ lost 3-0 at Silsden.

Brighouse Town are still on track to win the Regional League after Jess Doyle’s first-half goal against Scunthorpe & Bottesford. Farsley beat Courts City 3-1, after a brace from Dee Swales and a Katie Platts strike gave Celtic the three points.

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