BRADFORD (Park Avenue) were involved in a tense Northeast Regional League match at Southern Division leaders York RI.

The match got off to a good start for Avenue, with Millie West scoring early in the first half.

Unfortunately for Avenue their lead did not last long, as a great run down the line, cutting through Bradford’s defence, saw York equalise, then eventually go 2-1 in front by half time.

Despite the wind, rain and freezing cold, the match heated-up in the second half, with some brilliant battling from both sides.

A good ball in was slotted home by Tammy Dunlop for her hat-trick.

The scrappy play continued from both teams throughout the second half.

A hand-ball in the area gave Avenue a penalty that was knocked in for a second West goal.

But despite continuing to fight until the final whistle it was a 3-2 loss for Bradford.

This Sunday, Avenue entertain Altofts at Horsfall. There is also a full County League programme, with Brighouse Sports at home to Harrogate Railway, Thackley hosting Harrogate Town Reserves and Tyersal taking on Farsley Junior Reserves.

Meanwhile, Thackley Reserves travelled to Boroughbridge for a Second Division fixture.

Charlotte Hill opened the scoring on 12 minutes for Thackley, with a lovely finish.

Hill came close to bagging a second on 26 minutes, but was denied by the goalkeeper.

A few minutes later, Hill struck again and Anna Mitchell was there to finish the rebound. Boroughbridge closed in, scoring five minutes before the break.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Kirsty Setchell fired home and Tara Kirby was there to ensure the rebound was nicely-placed in the back of the net.

Later, Jess Vanston was brought down and the Dennygirls were awarded a free-kick from 40 yards out.

A wonder strike from player of the match Julia Jefferis left the Boroughbridge goalkeeper again fishing the ball out of the back of the net, as the game ended with a 4-1 victory for Thackley.

In the West Riding Girls’ League, Bradford City’s under-18s’ Isma Ahmed equalised in the first half at Amaranth Crossgates.

They then came back from 3-1 down, with goals from Grace Lund and Madeline Jordan in the last 20 minutes to come away with a well-earned point.