FALONE Sumaili was the hat-trick hero as Bradford City Women advanced into the third round of the County Cup after a comprehensive 6-0 win over Ripon City at Woodhouse Grove School.

Having both received a bye in the first round, it was the teams’ first county cup action this season.

Sumaili broke the deadlock after she struck home from an Ellie Prothero cross. Sumaili doubled the Bantams advantage before the break in a similar move to the first.

Bradford were straight out of the blocks in the second period, with finishes from Beth Shepherd and Harriet Jakeman.

The home side were down to 10 when substitute Chelsea Stanford picked up a knock after City had already made all their changes.

This did not affect the West Yorkshire side as they added another two through Sumaili and Masie Norde in the final half an hour.

The performance showed the calibre of squad that new manager Chris Hames will have at his disposal after his appointment on Monday.

Meanwhile, despite the women’s football programme again being severely restricted, Thackley gained a valuable 2-1 victory at Regional League side Altofts in their West Riding Cup game.

Annie Nicol gave the Dennygirls an early lead in a hard-fought game before the hosts eventually equalised.

Although, the County Premier side had many chances in the second period, they struggled to find a winner until the 85th minute when Lauren Tate smashed in a long-range free-kick.

Thackley will visit Bradford City in the next round of the Cup on December 15.

In the West Riding First Division, Tyersal were able to make a mark at Ossett Reserves with Jamie Lukacs’ goal being the only consolation as they were downed 5-1.

Skipton Town came back from a goal down against Boroughbridge to win 4-2, thanks to a brace from Jess Ogden, and goals from Ash Farren and Bex Holt.

In the Second Division, Farsley Junior development beat Leeds City 8-0.

Elsewhere, a good performance from Leeds United saw them jump to second after they beat Durham Cestria, 4-2, in National League Division One. Goals from Rebecca Hunt (2), Bridie Hannon and Millie Kenyon, crushed the fourth-placed side to defeat.

Bradford (Park Avenue)’s game against Leeds United’s u21s at New Crofton and Phoenix’ tie at Huddersfield Amateur will be played next weekend.