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Paige Crosby delivers devastating hat-trick
Bradford City coasted through to the second round of the West Riding County Women’s Cup with a 7-0 win at Farsley.
A hat-tick from Paige Crosby was supported by two Caroline Omboyi goals and one each by Jodie Redgrave and Charlotte Stuart.
Next opponents Guiseley also had a comfortable win as Charlotte Proud and 16-year-old Bethan Smith both hit hat-tricks in an 8-0 romp against Bradford Park Avenue.
Second-round draw: Bradford City v Guiseley, Silsden v Leeds Utd, Brighouse Sports Res v Wakefield, Lepton v Ossett Albion, Wetherby v Wortley, Leeds City Vixens v Harrogate Railway, Tingley v Brighouse Sports. Bye: Ossett Town.
City now turn their attention back to the FA Women’s Premier League but are in knockout action again as they face Stoke City in the League Cup at Thackley.
Steve Winterburn’s side are unbeaten in their last five games but the City boss may be looking for reinforcements.
This is after Emma Rankin was ruled out for the season due to injury and Kath Connell for at least the next three weeks with a broken metatarsal.
Elsewhere, Ossett Albion lifted themselves off the foot of Division One in the North East Regional Women’s League with a determined 4-3 win at home to Millers.
The Rotherham side took a 2-0 lead but Albion powered back to lead 4-2 and even a last-minute Millers strike could not spoil the party.
Nicky Swift (2), Jo Atkinson and a free-kick from player-manager Nicky Davies provided the Albion goals.
Doncaster Rovers Foundation now visit Ossett, while promotion-chasing Brighouse Town are at home to Sheffield Wednesday in the same division.
Huddersfield Town’s promotion hopes in the Northern Women’s Combination took a knock as they lost 5-0 at Stockport and they face them again in the return game at Shelley this weekend.
Town’s second string gave a good account of themselves before losing 2-0 at Leeds United in the FA Women’s Premier League Reserve Division and they are now at home to Stoke City.
Bradford City were expected to find it hard going in the FA Reserve League but had a 4-2 win at Derby County in their last game thanks to a Rosie McDonnell hat-trick and a fourth goal from Becky Kendell and are now joint-top of the table with Sheffield FC. They are next in League Cup action at Wolves. Keighley Oaks are the new leaders of the West Riding League Premier Division after a 6-1 win at Ossett Town and they are now at home to Middleton Park in the League Cup.
League Cup programme includes: Bradford Park Avenue v Wetherby Athletic, Brayton Belles v Altofts, Hepworth v Farsley, Leeds Medics & Dentists v Brighouse Sporting, Ossett Town v Pontefract SSC, Silsden v Ilkley, Hemsworth Miners Welfare v Bradford City A.