Albion 'eventually' progress to County Cup quarter-final

AT LAST after five successive County Cup tie postponements, putting their season on hold, North East Regional League side Ossett Albion finally managed to get their second round game at West Riding League side Brighouse Athletic played and an 11-0 win secured a quarter final meeting with Premier League side Guiseley Vixens.

There were hat-tricks from Nikki Swift and Kim Nallon, two apiece from Chloe Giles and Charlotte Thomas, and a goal from Rebecca Wiggans as Albion coasted home.

The full draw for the quarter-final, to be played on January 17, is Brayton Belles v Leeds, Brighouse Town v Tingley Athletic Reserves, Farsley Celtic v Bradford City and Ossett Albion v Guiseley Vixens.

With the weather continuing to compromise the league programmes everywhere the only other game in the district was at Battyeford.

The Belles Reserves took on First Division Hebden Royd in the West Riding League Shield.

Despite the visitors having only nine men they proved too strong for Second Division strugglers Battyeford as former Bradford City veterans Nicky Davies (two), and Claire Popplewell, got among the scorers for Hebden in a comfortable victory.

There will be no women’s football fixtures over the Christmas weekend.

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