DESPITE rain wrecking havoc again to the women’s football schedule, it was in the West Riding County First Division where the biggest shock occurred.

Leaders Ilkley Town suffered a surprising hammering at fellow league challengers Middleton Athletic.

A lively start saw Ilkley two goals behind against the second-placed side before Daisy Taylor pulled one back.

Middleton scored again from a corner although Beth Hirst responded to halve the deficit.

Joanna O’Connell (3), Beth Lloyd (2), Shevaughn Hurndall, Rachel Jefferson and Leah Winstanley were all on target for the hosts in their 8-2 triumph as Town lost their first game of 2020.

Skipton Town produced a clinical 6-1 victory at Boroughbridge.

A great footballing display saw centre-back Jade Oldfield score her first goal for Skipton, with other goals coming from Corina Riley (2), Holly Morgan, Jess Ogden and an own goal.

Phoenix were convincingly beaten 4-0 by a dominant Ossett United reserves.

Carla Whitehead, Julia Woods, Jodie Clarkson and Amelia Bloomer each netted for the victors.

A Camille Kerford hat-trick helped Farsley Celtic Juniors come from a goal down against Lower Hopton to win 6-2 and move to the summit of the Premier Division.

Shauna Hill (2) and Sarah Lawn got the others for Farsley while Bethany Ellis and Ruby Marlow bagged for the visitors.

At the other end of the table, Silsden remain bottom after a 5-0 drubbing at Brayton Belles.

Niamh Underhill scored a brace with Emily Owen, Isabelle Hassleman and Gemma Huddlestone also on the scoresheet.

Bradford City Women’s match against Chorley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Eccleshill United.

Bradford (Park Avenue) entertain Hepworth United in the league this Sunday.