Battyeford Belles continue strong start to the season

Battyeford Belles first team comfortably beat Republica Ladies 10-1 in their West Riding Women’s League Division One clash.

The new Belles strike partnership of Katie Clarkson and Sarah Hemingway proved too strong for the visitors’ defence as they combined to score seven of Battyeford’s 10-goal haul.

The hosts captain, Leanne Webster, opened the scoring on 15 minutes with a clever lob shot which found the far corner.

Girl of the match Rebecca Banks, who filled in at right midfield also had a good game, scoring a brace following numerous assists.

Meanwhile Battyeford Belles Reserves lost 3-0 to Tingley Athletic’s second string in a hard-fought game which was only decided by two late goals from Tingley.

Battyeford boss, Chris Hoyle, said: “Many of the players in our reserves are still new to the team and need time to gel, however, performances have been good and we just need to learn how to put chances away and close games out.”

This Sunday Battyeford Belles travel to face Oulton Ladies and the Reserves entertain Farsley Ladies Reserves at West Mills (2pm).

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