Belles Blues win Middleton Gala

Belles Blues win Middleton Gala

Battyeford Belles Open Age Ladies took two squads to the Middleton Gala last weekend, with prestigious opponents including the likes of Middleton Park, Huddersfield Town Ladies and Tingley Athletic Ladies.

The Red team led by captain Kirsty Pollard finished second in their group games meaning they qualified for the semi finals.

Meanwhile the Blue team led by Leanne Webster came through the group stage with a 100 per cent win record – which led to an encounter with the Reds in the semis.

A great performance and winning goal from Alex Womersley meant the Blues went through to face Tingley Athletic in the final.

Their opponents were recently promoted to the Premier League, and they showed their worth, but Battyeford held as the game went to penalties.

Captain Leanne Webster slotted her penalty home but it was some fantastic goalkeeping from Hannah Stead that proved crucial, as she saved Tingley’s attempts, leaving Beth Winsor to step up and drive home for the tournament winner.

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