THERE was limited action in women’s football due to the bank holiday, but three teams from Bradford City Girls took part in a prestigious tournament.

A fantastic weekend at the ACES National event in Nottingham saw both the Under-14s and U15s reach their respective semi-finals.

The Bantams’ U16s made it all the way to the final, where they met Haringey Girls’ Academy.

A close game saw their North London opposition triumph, but it was still a tremendous achievement to reach the final of a national competition.

Burley Trojans travelled to Silsden, the game promoting awareness of local mental health service, It’s Worth Talking About.

The Troggs took an 8–3 win, with five from Heather Fisher-Pedley, plus others from Hannah Spivey, Becky Clark and Alex Bergerman on her début.

Some other local teams were involved in mid-week action.

Bradford City’s U23s took on new side Bury AFC.

The Bantams were leading 3–2, thanks to a Crystal Knapton hat-trick, before ex-Brighouse Town forward Murron Alldread’s header squared things up.

As both sides turned up the pressure, City were awarded a penalty, but it was missed, and following a late stoppage, time ran out for a winner.

Brighouse Town had an FA Women's National League Northern Premier Division match at Huddersfield.

With 20 minutes to go, a Brittany Sanderson tap-in edged the Terriers in front, but Drew Greene put in an excellent performance, culminating in a late equaliser for Brighouse.

Ilkley Town were 3–0 down at Sherburn White Rose, but the Baht-’atters showed great character to come back and win 5–4.

Thackley were 2–1 up at half-time against Hepworth United’s new reserves set-up.

Two quick-fire goals from Lois Cooper had given the Dennygirls the advantage. She completed her hat-trick, along with another from substitute Meg Butterworth, for the 4–1 win.

Bradford (Park Avenue) Ladies return to Horsfall Stadium on Sunday, as they take on York RI for their opening game in the North East Regional Women's Football League Southern Division.

The West Riding County Women's Football League are to resume their games on the traditional date of September 12, with publication of fixtures delayed by last-minute re-organisation.