Albion Ladies secure valuable point

OSSETT ALBION picked up a useful point in their opening game of the North East Regional League Southern Division when they came from behind to force a 1-1 draw at East Yorkshire side Malet Lambert.

The home side took the lead with 20 minutes to go with a long-range effort, but after being held at bay several times by the home keeper, Claudia Cleary finally snatched a deserved equaliser from the narrowest of angles.

Next up for Albion is a home game against Farsley Celtic and they go into this next game in a positive mood.

It proved a disastrous day for the district’s teams in the West Riding County Women’s League Cup, with not one making it through to the second round.

Battyeford Belles reserves joined their first team on the sidelines in the competition when they couldn’t raise a side for their home tie with the Bradford City A team.

Meanwhile Second Division Dewsbury Rangers put up a gallant fight at home to First Division Republica Internationale, but they eventually lost out by the odd goal in seven.

Rangers found themselves up against it at half-time, trailing 2-0, but though they took the second half 3-2 they failed to force the equaliser over the 90 minutes.

There was disappointment too for Premier Division side Ossett Town, who went down 2-1 to the Farsley Celtic Development side.

Town’s reserve side forfeited their tie with Clifton.

This week sees the opening of the league season with Battyeford Belles making their Premier Division debut at Bradford Park Avenue and Ossett Town away at Brighouse Athletic.

In Division One Battyeford reserves are without a game and in Division Two Dewsbury Rangers kick off with a home game against Leeds City, but there is no game for Ossett Town reserves.

Third Division newcomers Lower Hopton are at home to West Leeds.

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