Women’s Football: Town in FA Cup second round for the first time

Hemsworth's Katy Dewrow.
Hemsworth's Katy Dewrow.
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Brighouse Town reached the FA Cup second round for the first time in their history after beating Peterborough Northern Star 3-2, writes CONNOR CRAIG-JACKSON.

Goals from Jodie Redgrave (2) and Kay Bamford put Town 3-0 up at half-time, but Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse and Georgia Coulson scored to set up a nervy second half, which Brighouse overcame to seal the win.

Guiseley Vixens’ FA Cup dream is over, however, with visiting Premier League North side Nottingham Forest edging them 1-0. Guiseley almost lead in the first half when Liv Thackeray’s shot cannoned back off the crossbar, but it was a second-half header from Forest’s Charlotte Broad that settled a close FA Cup contest.

Leeds suffered a similar fate in the Premier League Northern Division One, losing 1-0 to promotion-chasing Chorley despite a highly encouraging performance.

Their city compatriots Leeds Medics and Dentists are still flying high, however, after a 6-0 win at Battyeford Firsts put them five points clear at the top of the West Riding Premier.

A penalty in the fourth minute of added time saw Brayton Belles hold Hemsworth Miners Welfare to a 2-2 draw, with Nikki Grayson and Katy Dewrow scoring for Hemsworth.

Tingley Athletic Reserves lost ground on Leeds, losing 2-1 to promotion rivals Brighouse Athletic Firsts, while Silsden Firsts came away from Ossett Town with a comfortable 4-1 win.

Farsley Celtic Reserves sent out a huge statement in the First Division, winning 4-1 at third-placed Tingley Athletic Reserves to lie two points off the top.

Elsewhere, a stunning performance from Republica Internationale saw them crush Hebden Royd United 8-0 to gain a second successive league victory.

It was goals galore in the Second Division for Clifton Rangers, who gained an almighty 17-1 win at Ossett Town Reserves, drawing level with Dewsbury Rangers after they were sunk 2-0 at Farsley Celtic Development through Chloë Wainwright-Morley and Manni Lakornwong’s goals.

Leeds City remain top of the league as they brushed aside Crossley 5-0, while Silsden Development eased their relegation worries with an encouraging 4-1 win at Boroughbride.

Division Three leaders Middleton Athletic once again scored double figures as they vanquished Ilkley Town 10-1. However, Ripon City Panthers’ 4-0 win over Durkar Devils keeps them close behind in second.

Lower Hopton also kept their promotion chase alive, narrowly winning 2-1 at bottom side Kirkstall Crusaders, who remain on minus points, while Brighouse Athletic secured an impressive 5-0 win at mid-table side New Farnley.

Kingsley Wetherald of Beeston tries to win the ball against Horbury Town.

Photo gallery: Match action and goals from the weekend’s games around Leeds and West Yorkshire