BRADFORD (Park Avenue) lost 7-1 to a well-organised Wakefield Trinity in a tough North East Regional Women's Football League game.

Bradford were 2-0 down in 10 minutes, but there were many chances for both sides and it could easily have been all square at half-time instead of 4-0 to Wakefield.

Just after the break, Trinity's Emily Heckler put away a penalty for her hat-trick. Despite the game being effectively over as a contest, Avenue never gave up, with Nat Bell and player of the match Kirsty Russell coming close on many occasions.

Wakefield scored two further goals, through a speculative 40-yard effort and a Dani Biglin tap-in, but the best goal of the day was a quality consolation strike from Millie West.

Next up, Avenue entertain Harrogate Railway in Sunday's Southern Division match at Hollingwood Lane.

In the West Riding League, Silsden were 1-0 down at half-time but won 4-1, with goals from Nic Frankland and a hat-trick from Megan Robson-Owens.

Thackley were missing five first-teamers as they lost their Premier Division game at Lower Hopton 3-0.

In the First Division, Ilkley Town fought out a close 4-3 win away to Republica Internationale. Heather Fisher-Pedley and Rebecca Gill scored a pair of braces in the first half to set up a 4-1 lead, and Ilkley took the points despite late pressure.

Phoenix had a fine 5-0 win at home to Dewsbury Rangers. Ikra Ali hit another three goals, while there were two from Claire Graham.

Meanwhile, Charlotte Proud marked 100 appearances for Brighouse Town with a brace in the 4-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers in National League Division One, while there was one FA Cup game, as Farsley Celtic beat Merseyrail 2-1.

Rach White capitalised on a defensive error to take the ball round the keeper and Aaliyah Allen completed the scoring with a cheeky flick-on. Farsley entertain Redcar in their next league game.