West Riding sides struggle in County Cup

Battyeford Belles and Dewsbury Rangers had a taste of FA Women’s Premier league football this week – and it didn’t taste too good.

The West Riding County Cup threw up two WPL v West Riding League clashes and it finished in a spectacular 45-0 result for the WPL.

It has been a good start to the season for Battyeford in the WR League First Division but despite spirited enthusiasm the Mirfield side were only in the game for the first 10 scoreless minutes before they lost 22-0.

But it was even worse for Dewsbury Rangers with Guiseley Vixens running out 23-0 winners as Adele Jackson, Emily Scott, Nadine Bates and Tanya Rich all collected hat-tricks for the visitors.

No luck either for Dan Robinson’s Ossett Town side as the reserves went down 9-0 at Oulton and the first team lost 4-3 on penalties, at home to Tingley reserves.

Caroline Omboyi, Chloe Holt and Gemma Howell were the Town scorers in open play.

In contrast Ossett Albion completed a 6-1 win at Uppermill Ladies with two goals from skipper Gemma Patterson and one each from Kim Nallon, Nicki Swift, Claudia Cleary and a Charlotte Thomas spot kick. Rachel Powch took the player of the match award.

In round two Albion go to Brighouse Athletic. But this week Ossett Town are at home to Tingley firsts, Battyeford are at third placed Silsden and Dewsbury Rangers are at home to Crossley.

Meanwhile Ossett Albion host Westella and Willerby in the North East Southern Division Regional League.

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