Town ladies progress with high-scoring rout

OSSETT ALBION will be hoping to get back in action at Sheffield club Handsworth this week and boost their chances of a top five finish.

Having battled to avoid relegation from the North East Regional League (Southern Division) last season, Albion have shown a great improvement under new player-manager Nicky Davis and with opponents Handsworth below them in the table, three points look there for the taking.

In the same division promotion hopefuls Brighouse Town go to Doncaster Belles, while Northern Combination side Huddersfield Town – though slipping behind in the league – won through to the third round of the Sheffield County Cup with a 12-0 win over Hepworth United and now go to Sheffield Wednesday for a third round tie on Sunday.

Against Hepworth there were hat-tricks for Emily Heckler and Kate Mallin while Shauna Messenger (two), Abbie Mullen, Debbie Hastings, Laura Windle and an own goal completed the scoring.

Town reserves did well to hold Leeds United for long periods but went down 2-1 with sub Debbie Hastings having the unique experience of scoring for both senior teams on the same day. This week Town go to league leaders Bradford City.

Norristhorpe began well in their West Riding League Division Three game against Bradford City A and raced into a 2-0 lead. But, City’s 100% record was preserved when they hit back to finish 7-2 winners.

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