BRADFORD City Women have been drawn to face Boldmere St Michaels in the FA Women's National League Plate on Sunday, November 7.

They will host the game at their usual home ground of Eccleshill's Mitton Group Stadium, with kick-off at 2pm.

Brighouse Town Women are still in the FA Women's National League Cup, and they face an exciting tie at Newcastle United.

City were knocked out of the FAWNL Cup by Sheffield FC in the last round, hence why they have dropped down to the plate.

The first team were not in action at the weekend, but the U23s did play in the FA Women's National League Reserve Cup, bowing out after a 4-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.

The Bantams got off to a good start, but Middlesbrough opened the scoring in the 13th minute.

The two teams continued trading shots, with City goalkeeper Tiffany Whelan making a couple of good saves.

In the 22nd minute, her goal kick found striker Valeria Martin, who made a great run, won the ball back off the defender, and chipped home, only to be penalised for a controversial offside.

Three minutes later, Middlesbrough pressed and struck the ball towards goal,

Whelan saved the effort, and also kept out the rebound, but Middlesbrough found the net at the third time of asking.

The Bantams continued the rest of the first half defending.

They occasionally tried to catch the Boro ladies off guard, but they failed to profit with a goal, and the whistle blew for the break with the score at 2-0.

After a quick half time chat, the Boro ladies came out the traps firing, scoring from a badly defended corner to make it 3-0.

Ten minutes later, Middlesbrough took their lead to four after Whelan made a mistake kicking the ball out.

All hope seemed lost, but City continued to fight back, hitting the crossbar from a free kick after Martin was practically rugby tackled.

In the last two minutes, Hannah Markey was brought down in the box for City but had her penalty saved.

Fortunately, Martin was on hand to turn the rebound home for a late consolation.