BRADFORD (Park Avenue) and North East Regional Women’s Football League rivals Millmoor Juniors battled it out in the Women’s FA Cup Second Qualifying Round.

And sadly it was Bradford lost out, going down 2-1 despite dominating the contest.

The first half saw a constant battle for possession and though both teams had chances, Avenue struggled to cope with the wind, and conceded two soft goals to go into the break 2-0 behind.

Five minutes into the second half, an unstoppable Nat Bell strike saw Bradford take back possession of a potentially winnable game.

The latter stages of the game saw several chances for Avenue, but they could not find the target with any of them, and went out 2-1.

Brighouse Sports went 2–0 up at a rainy York City, as a ball fell kindly for Sarah Hemingway to pop it into the corner of the net, and Leanne Smith pounced on an error to finish well.

Unfortunately York's class told, and they were level before the break.

Sports ran out of steam in the second half, and ended up going out of the cup with a heavy 9-2 defeat.

Thackley were underdogs for their game at East Midlands Women's Regional Football League side St. Joseph’s Rockware of Worksop.

An energetic and competitive tie saw the Dennygirls 1–0 up at the break through Lois Cooper.

An end-to-end second half saw an SJR equaliser set up a dramatic end to the game.

With less than five minutes to go, Cooper scored the winner to put Thackley into the next round, when they travel to North West Women's Regional League team Blackburn Community.

In other third round qualifying ties later this month, Farsley Celtic will entertain Darlington, after they beat Altofts 2–1 with goals from Hannah Brierley and Shirley Murphy, and Bradford City are going to host Ossett, who beat Farsley Celtic Juniors Ladies 5–0.

Elsewhere at the weekend, many of our local teams were involved in the West Riding County Women's Football League League Cup Qualifying Round.

Athletico were at Huddersfield Amateurs’ first team.

In an end-to-end game, Athletico played well, but were losing 2–0 at half-time after an attempt wasn’t closed down, and a wind-assisted corner ended up in the net.

Megan Sparkes pulled one back in the second half, but it was too late for the Bradford side.

Meanwhile, Queensbury Celtic entertained Amateurs’ Reserves in a Third Division match. The 5–0 win for Queensbury saw braces from Katie Waters and Shoanna Clark, with a debut goal from Angel Holmes.