BRADFORD (Park Avenue’s) development side played their first-ever game, an entertaining 16-goal thriller against Amaranth Crossgates.

Avenue’s Katy Greenwood (2) and ‘Noah’ Lawler both scored on their début. Other goals came from Alice McUrich (2), Kirsty Setchel, Nat Bell, and an own goal, in the 8–8 draw.

The new team have a trip to Harrogate Town Devs on Sunday morning.

Avenue’s first team are at Brayton Belles. They are awaiting news of this month’s FA Cup opponents, but their NERWFL Southern Division games commence on September 5, when they welcome York RI to Horsfall Stadium.

Bradford City played an entertaining, end-to-end game against Midland Division counterparts Lincoln City, with the Bantams’ clinical finishing leading to a 2–0 half-time advantage.

The Imps drew level, but the hosts scored two more to win 4–2.

City’s Undser-23s start their FA Reserve Division games on September 5. Gareth Davis’ side kick off with a trip to Stockport, before hosting Middlesbrough at Rawdon Meadows.

Brighouse Town beat Chorley 3–1 in mid-week, through Dani Whitham, Leah Embley and an Ellie Dobson header.

Town’s new u19s side, still without a manager, won 3–2 at an under-strength Morley Town.

Farsley Junior First scored a few screamers and some good team goals in their 10-3 demolition of an off-form Harrogate Railway.

Meanwhile, their Reserves’ defence were resolute in the first half of an enjoyable match at Huddersfield Amateur.

After going 1–0 down, a perfectly-delivered corner was headed home to make it 1-1 at the break.

However, Amateurs’ new goalkeeper Amy Jones was on top form, Tiegan Rowley and Georgia Hamilton’s second goal securing the hosts’ 3–1 win.

Leeds United continued an unbeaten run with an entertaining 1-1 draw against Hashtag United. The game was preceded by a minute’s silence following the death of Leeds legend Terry Cooper.

Leeds’ u23s were at Farsley Celtic, who had a busy first half, 4-3 up through Helen Moreton, Shirley Murphy, Dee Swales and a Lauren Rigby penalty, but the game ended all-square at 5–5.

Skipton Town, who are at Ilkley on Sunday, had Bethany Bancroft and Emily Throup (2) on target for their first friendly, but Thackley won 4–3.