NEW Head Coach of the Bradford City Women, Chris Hames was unsuccessful in his debut at the managerial helm as his team were downed 1-0 by Liverpool Feds to remain rock bottom of the Northern WPL Division One table.

Despite missing club captain Zoe Roberts, Hames looked to have gave his City side some identity even after only having a couple of training sessions since taking charge, last month.

This was also rainbow laces day for the teams, an FA initiative promoting equality and diversity that was supported by both teams.

From the kick off the Bantams looked well organised and pressed in midfield higher up the pitch, leading to the first couple of chances.

Masie Norde's fine 20-yard strike was well saved by the Feds keeper and Charlotte Stuart dribbled her way through a crowded defence, again to be denied by the keeper.

Liverpool took the lead on the 40th minute after a cross from the left was finished from close range at the back post, keeper Aimee Routledge got finger tips to the shot but it trickled into the net.

Both sides continued to exchange chances after the break with the hosts coming the closest, in-form Falone Sumaili saw her strike agonisingly roll past the wrong side of the post with the keeper stranded.

Bradford did tire towards the end of the game and the visitors pressed for a second but there was no way past Routledge, who pulled off a couple of very good saves.

Hames can take positives from the match with City's midfield set up competing well throughout with strong challenges coming from Stuart and Harriet Jakeman putting them on the front foot.

The defence also looked tighter with a stand out performances from Sophie Parish and Charlotte Sales forming a very good centre half partnership.

The newly appointed boss will seek for his first win against ninth-placed Norton & Stockton Ancients on Sunday.