BRADFORD City women were unable to convert their recent successes in the West Riding County Cup in the FA Women's National League Division One North as they were hammered 7-0 by fifth-placed Durham Cestria.

The bottom-placed side had beaten Durham in their only win of the campaign, recording a 3-2 victory on matchday one.

However, the reverse fixture took a completely different turn.

Durham opened the scoring with a breakaway goal, after a City defender couldn’t deal with a speculative through ball leaving the forward to finish well under pressure.

The hosts went on to build a four goal lead at the break with a combination of bad defending and a very unfortunate own goal putting the three points beyond the visitors.

The second half started badly for City who conceded another five minutes in, a fortunate deflection putting the Durham striker through to finish well.

Manager Chris Hames did alter things bringing on the only two substitutes but that didn't change much as Durham went on to score twice more.

There was not much to take away for the deflated Bantams who came up against a clinical Durham side.

Hames will have learnt a lot though and will have a chance to try get some more players into the squad over the next couple of weeks, and work on tactics before this weekend’s County Cup quarter final tie.

On the other hand, Bradford City Women’s young reserves had a tremendous 3-2 win in a friendly over Stockport County reserves thanks to a brace from Amelia White and one from Ellie Mawson.

City play Brayton Belles in that last eight match while next up for the reserves is a home league game against Huddersfield Town.