Battyeford Belles thrash woeful Town

BOTTOM club Ossett Albion go to fellow strugglers Doncaster Belles on Sunday knowing victory could lift them five places as seven clubs find themselves locked in a battle to avoid relegation from the North East Regional League Southern Division.

The appalling weather, particularly at weekends, continues to decimate local football and in the West Riding Women’s League many League Cup and Shield games for last week have been re-arranged.

But one game that went ahead was at Ossett Town where their Premier Division side crashed 9-1 at home to First Division title chasers Battyeford Belles.

Belles striker Louise Wardman opened the scoring as early as the third minute and set the tone for what was to become a dominant display by the Mirfield side.

Former Ossett Town winger Becky Wiggans bagged herself a hat-trick in the one-sided contest.

Goals from Sarah Hemingway, Bex Raynor, Katie Clarkson and a brace from debutant Dani Brown rounded off an emphatic win for the away side.

In the League Shield Dewsbury Rangers, from Division Three, were unlucky to bow out 2-1 to First Division Oulton Athletic while Battyeford reserves, without a game this week, lost 2-1 to leaders Tingley Athletic reserves in their last Division Two game.

This week Battyeford Firsts have a chance to go top of Division One if they can take a point from their home game with Silsden as current leaders Bradford City are without a game.

While in Division Three Ossett Town’s Development side, fresh from their 9-0 league defeat at Farsley Celtic Development, face another tough game at home to third-placed Amaranth.

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