BRADFORD City Women travel to Harrogate Town this Sunday as they continue their quest to win back the West Riding FA County Cup, which they lost to Guiseley in a hard-fought final last season.

The Bantams’ FA Women's National League match at home to Derby County last Sunday was postponed due to poor weather, so the players will be raring to go in their final game before the Christmas break.

City beat Thackley 3-0 in the last round, while Harrogate progressed thanks to a 4-0 win over Farsley Celtic Juniors LFC.

Harrogate currently sit fifth in the North East Regional Women's Football League, having suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Durham Cestria last Sunday.

City skipper Harriet Jakeman wants her team to build on the strong finish to their FA Cup defeat at Huddersfield a fortnight ago.

She said: “Cup games are always tough but they are a chance for us to have fun playing and be confident in ourselves. If we can play like we did in the second half of the Huddersfield game, I know we’ll get a good result.”

Bradford City’s Development side face a clash at fellow strugglers Hull on Sunday. The Tigresses have a solitary win this season, but have at least five games in hand over every other side in Reserve Northern Division One.

Hull’s last competitive game was in mid-October, when they beat neighbours Hull Kingston LFC 6-1 in the cup.

The Bantams crashed to an 8-1 defeat away to high-flying Sheffield United last Sunday, who sit top of the table, a point ahead of Blackburn Rovers.

Bradford (Park Avenue), who have had a three-week break due to the weather, travel to Kippax Welfare to play Leeds United Reserves in Round Three of the County Cup.

Last week, a youthful Leeds side battled back from 2-0 down against Brighouse Town, who were strengthened by several first-team players.

A third goal for Brighouse followed, before an Emily Sykes brace lessened the arrears to 3-2. Brighouse extended their lead, but a resilient Leeds side refused to give up.

Jess Holland brought United back into the game but Town then stretched the lead to 5-3 before an inch-perfect lofted goal by Mya Webb made the score 5-4. Leeds just ran out of time in their search for an equalizer.

Phoenix's match with holders Guiseley Vixens will be played at their home pitch on Laisteridge Lane, with kick-off at 2:30pm.

The Phoenix squad includes a couple of ex-Guiseley players, and an entertaining game for neutrals is expected.

Finally, there is a very limited league programme, with City's second string at Wallsend BC in Reserve Division One and Farsley Celtic away to Hull City in the Regional League.