Women's Football: Shoot-out heartache for Vixens

The FAWPL Plate second round saw Guiseley Vixens agonisingly knocked out by Huddersfield Town, losing 5-4 on penalties after a 4-4 extra-time scoreline, writes CONNOR CRAIG-JACKSON.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 5:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:31 pm
Brighouse Town scorer Jodie Redgrave.
Brighouse Town scorer Jodie Redgrave.

But Natalie Brace, who netted for the Vixens, remained happy with their performance, describing it as “a good test that has given us some positives.”

Meanwhile, a Jodie Redgrave brace could not help Brighouse from a similar fate, as they drew 2-2 with Wolves Women after extra time only to lose 4-2 on penalties. Leeds Ladies were outclassed by league rivals Liverpool in a 4-1 rout.

The Women’s West Riding County Cup featured an incredible 16-0 win for Tingley Athletic over Ossett Town Reserves. Farsley Celtic also cruised past Dewsbury Rangers 8-2 to reach the second round.

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Despite playing for 80 minutes with 10 players, a commanding performance from midfielder Jade Nelson helped Bradford PA recover from a difficult opening 20 minutes to beat Ossett Town Firsts 5-3. Nelson’s goal coupled with braces from captain Sarah Huby and Megan Medeley secured them a first Premiership win.

Premiership leaders Leeds Medics & Dentists also won 5-3, keeping their 100 per cent league record intact at the expense of Brayton Belles.

Yorkshire Amateur stayed top of the First Division after their routine 4-1 win over Wetherby Athletic. However, Farsley Celtic Reserves kept pace with Amateur by dismantling Hebden Royd United 12-0 to maintain their winning league start.

Tingley Athletic Reserves also kept up their title ambitions by dismantling Bradford City A 4-1, while a great performance from Republica Internationale keeper Talin Aghanian could not stop Brighouse Town Development beating them 1-0, thanks to a goal from Faith Forde.

Skipton Town’s Second Division wining start was close to being stopped, but they eventually overcame Crossley AFC with a narrow 4-3 win. Leeds City and Clifton Rangers also scraped narrow wins, with Leeds beating point-less Bourbridge 4-3 and Rangers edging Boroughbridge 2-1.

In Division Three Middleton Athletic and Ripon City Panthers maintained their winning league starts, with an 11-0 win for Athletic over Durkar Devils and a narrow 4-3 win for Ripon at West Leeds respectively.

Lower Hopton also bagged a big 8-0 win over Farsley Celtic Reserves, while Ilkley Town kept their promotion hopes alive with a 4-2 win over lowly Kirkstall Crusaders.