GUISELEY Vixens, bottom and without a win in the FA Women' Premier League Northern Division, face a daunting task tomorrow when they entertain unbeaten Blackburn Rovers.

They put in a fighting display in their last game, at West Bromwich Albion, but conceding goals at crucial times proved costly as Albion finished 3-1 winners.

Having gone behind right on half-time, a goal from Nikki Berko levelled the scores in the 58th minute but Albion were back in front just two minutes later and sealed the win with another two minutes from time.

Guiseley are still only four points behind third-bottom Bradford City, but already six points adrift of fourth-bottom Derby County.

In Northern Division One, Brighouse Town moved into top spot when a first half hat-trick from Jodie Redgrave helped them to a 3-1 win over Leeds United.

It was the ideal boost for Brighouse ahead of their FA Women's Cup first round game at home to Chester-le-Street tomorrow, while Farsley Celtic could have had a better preparation for their tie at home to Manchester side West Didsbury and Chorlton. Both ties kick off at 1pm.

Farsley's hopes of staying among the leading pack took a knock when they went down 4-3 at home to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in the North East Regional League Premier Division. Helen Moreton, Danielle Sidebottom and Chelsea Schofield were the Celtic scorers in that game.

The West Riding County Women's League Cup threw up some shocks last week, not least at Thackley where the Third Division promotion chasers were 2-1 winners over unbeaten Premier Division leaders Yorkshire Amateur.

Third Division leaders Tyersal beat New Farnley 11-2 as Jamie-Lee Lukacs hit four, Brighouse Athletic were 5-2 winners at Boroughbridge and Bradford Park Avenue had a 7-2 win at Republica Internationale, with the help of a Nat Bell hat-trick.

Avenue are back in League action tomorrow with a Premier Division game at home to Silsden at Harold Park.