HUDDERSFIELD Town ladies crashed out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 home defeat by local rivals Bradford City Women.
Town went ahead in the ninth minute when Chloe Hellawell was fouled in the penalty area and Emily Heckler tucked the spot kick away.
After 15 minutes a penalty was given the other way after Katie Barnes was adjudged to have handled the ball and as Bradford started to line up for a free kick, the referee pointed to the spot saying that it happened inside the box rather than outside.
Laura Carter in Town’s goal guessed the right way and got a hand to the ball but couldn’t prevent it from going over the line.
Bradford went ahead a minute later when Town failed to clear their lines and a low cross was finished from a yard out by the Bradford striker.
Town started to dominate play and chances fell to Heckler but she was unable to convert them.
In the second half both teams found clear cut chances were few as the heavy pitch did not make passing football easy.
In the final minute a long range effort from Kelsey Byrne was tipped over the bar but that was as close as Town came to taking the game into extra time.
Faye Chadwick was named player of the match for a strong display at centre half and managing to keep reasonable control of the speedy Bradford strike force.
Their next game is away to National Premier league side Leeds United Ladies in the County Cup on Sunday (1.00).
The reserve team’s home game against Lepton Highlanders Reserves was abandoned after 65 minutes due to fog at Grange Moor and their next game is away to Wigton Moor on Sunday (1.00).
The Under 16 side were narrowly beaten as they went down 4-3 at Bradford City.
Town started slowly and were soon under pressure from the Bradford City attack.
They held out and midway through the first half took the lead when Georgia Cooke broke through and scored.
However, Bradford hit back and equalised immediately and it wasn’t until the second half that Town regained the lead when Cooke again beat the defence to score.
However, Bradford soon equalised and the home side took the lead for the first time.
With five minutes to go Town grabbed an equaliser when Bex Moore scored but Town again conceded minutes later.
The next game is at home (Grange Moor) to Wigton Moor in the League Cup on Sunday (10.30).
The Under 14 side were 7-2 winners at Grimethorpe Belles to reach the league cup semi-finals.
Town took they lead on five minutes after Ella Gill swept the ball out to Amy Thompson and a deep cross was met in the box by Kirsty Hanson.
The home side got back into the game but Town restored their lead when Katie Lockwood struck and Hanson then netted twice to wrap up her hat trick by the 20th minute.
Lockwood scored the pick of Town’s first half goals with an individual effort, beating two defenders before hitting a powerful left foot shot into the top right hand corner of the goal to put Town 5-1 up at half-time.
Town substitute Maddie Walsh scored the next goal as she curled home a shot following a corner, but the home side hit back with a fantastic long range effort.
Town sealed the win when Thompson hit a sweet left foot shot into the goal via a post.
Their next game is at home (Grange Moor) to
Sheffield FC on Saturday (10.30).
The Under 12 side notched a comfortable 4-0 home win over Handsworth Juniors.
Town produced another excellent performance to see off first division side Handsworth Juniors and move into the semi-final of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Girls league cup.
Town went ahead after only two minutes when Amy Broomhead broke clear and finished well.
On 13 minutes player of the match Claudia Smith-Calvert lashed home a shot from inside the area to put Town two up.
All of the team were playing their part and the excellent defence of Laura Walker, Hollie Walsh and Rose Priestley – as well as Isobal Pare in goal – gave Handsworth any clear chances to score.
After 27 minutes a Priestley free-kick created the opening for Smith-Calvert to net Town’s third goal.
Changes were made at half-time and Town lost some of their creative edge, but again their defence held firm and all players worked hard to keep control of the game.
With 10 minutes remaining Broomhead scored her second of the game.
Their next game is on Saturday at home (Grange Moor) to Grimethorpe Belles (10.30).