Women/Junior Football: Vixens show six appeal to ease relegation fears
A pair of braces from Katie Anderton and Keegan Lambert saw Guiseley Vixens' relegation worries ease slightly after a 6-1 win at Newcastle saw them move up a place in the FA Premier League above Nuneaton and Loughborough who both lost.
Two goals from Katie Anderton on 25 and 32 minutes got the Vixens off to a strong start and further goals from Aimi Beresford, a brace from substitute Keegan Lambert and one from fellow sub Bethan Smith completed an excellent day’s work.
Guiseley now have 11 points from their 17 games.
In the battle of the oranges, Brighouse Town beat Wetherby Athletic 5-1 in the Regional League after going 1-0 behind.
The Brighouse goals came from Jordane Allison, Jodie Redgrave, Rachael White, Laura Danskin and Jessica Doyle. Town are now nine points clear of Barnsley Ladies at the top of the league but have played two games more.
In the same division Castleford White Rose Ladies were crushed 8-0 at home by Whitley Bay Ladies.
In the Southern Division, Harrogate Railway Ladies were defeated 4-2 by Courts City. Emma Lansdall scored both goals for Railway.
In the West Riding County Women’s Football League, Altofts moved top of the Premier Division on goal difference after their 3-1 victory at Tingley.
Hemsworth Miners Welfare Ladies are in second spot after a 5-0 victory at Hepworth United Ladies.
Bottom-side AFC Gledhow were narrowly beaten 2-1 at home to Brayton Belles.
Elsewhere, Brighouse Athletic drew 0-0 with Ossett Town AFC Ladies.
Battyeford firsts opened up a nine-point gap at the top of the First Division pecking order after goals from Sarah Hemingway and Alice Holleworth helped them defeat Oulton Athletic 3-0.
Silsden moved up to second despite being held to a goalless draw by Republica Internationale.
In the second division, Tyersal’s Jamielee Lukacs was on target against Battyeford Belles’ second string in a 1-0 victory.
Elsewhere Tingley Athletic Ladies Res defeated Middleton Park 6-2 and Brighouse Town Ladies Devlopment beat Farsley Celtic Ladies Res 2-0.
There was a limited junior programme owing to the Easter schools break, but Kirkstall Crusaders kept the ball rolling.
The Under-13s notched a 3-1 win at Knaresborough Celtic without really hitting their straps.
Bo Wrigglesworth, man of the match Josh Morris and Zak Yasir scored to goals to keep Kirkstall’s title hopes alive.
Kirkstall Crusaders Under-15s were not deemed good enough for Garforth League Division Two, but after putting Robin Hood to the sword 3-1 it seems the League could be wrong.
Scorers for Kirkstall were Adam Smith, Jamal Whyles and Caleb.
Kirkstall sit fourth in the table with games in hand.
Kirkstall Crusaders Under-16s rans out 3-2 victors over Garforth to keep their own title aspirations very firmly on the front burner.
Paddy Mcgill, Faisal Sheik and Hakkinen Anani scored the goals to ensure Kirkstall Crusaders remain unbeaten for the season so far.