THERE was minimal women's football action last weekend due to the terrible weather but one game that did go ahead saw a Bradford side fall apart with the game virtually won.

Phoenix lost 4-3 to West Riding Division One strugglers Boroughbridge Athletic at their Laisteridge Lane all-weather pitch, but that looked unlikely when in-form Henna Shaheen scored in the first minute, before doubling her tally soon after.

Skipper Ikra Ali added a third to send Phoenix into the lead with a 3-0 advantage but Boroughbridge subsequently scored four without reply to give them a first win of the season.

Like most clubs in the district, Bradford City Women saw their FA Women's National League Division One North game at Bolton Wanderers Ladies called off.

But City's Reserves did get the go ahead, drawing 2-2 at Brighouse Town EDS in the FAWNL Reserves Cup thanks to goals from Charlotte Sales and Meg Maxted.

Elsewhere, FA Cup action saw Leeds United bow out 3-0 to National League North leaders Barnsley. But Brighouse Town are through on penalties after their final qualifying game at Stockport Sports Village.

Brighouse's Hannah Freibach gave them a 1-0 advantage at half-time but County scored twice in the second half, before Charlotte Blythe got an 89th-minute equalizer to force an extra 30 minutes.

Freibach came close twice, but there were no further goals, with Town surviving the shoot-out 4-2 to go though to the First Round Proper.

This weekend, there is only one local league fixture, as most teams have League Cup, Plate or Shield commitments.

Bradford (Park Avenue) host Altofts at Hollingwood Lane, in a return North East Regional Women's Football League South tie.

Avenue's first game of the season saw a depleted team end the game 5-1 down with nine players, and they are hoping for a better result with a full squad.

Bradford dropped down to seventh after Hepworth United beat Harrogate Railway 6-2 on Sunday, despite rock-bottom Harrogate scoring first.

Finally, Thackley's second string play Farsley Junior Development over at Airedale Cliff in the West Riding Second Division.