Huddersfield Town Ladies are seventh in the FA Women’s Premier League after a 2-2 draw at Stoke City.
The first half was fairly even, with both teams creating half-chances but in the main, cancelling each other out.
The home side went ahead in stoppage time when Town lost the ball just outside their area.
Town started the second half strongly and five minutes in, Emily Heckler was fouled inside the area and scored the resultant penalty.
In the 61st minute, further poor defending by Town gifted Stoke a second goal.
Town now took a grip and were rewarded in the 70th minute when Katie Lockwood was sent clear.
Having had her first shot saved, she scored from the rebound.
Heckler almost latched onto player of the match Natalie Brace’s cross in the 75th minute.
And late on Beth Jennings shot wide.
Town host leaders Coventry City on Sunday (2.00).
Having been beaten 5-2 at Sheffield Wednesday when they had only 10 fit and available players, the Under 18s won 2-1 at Sheffield United Community Ladies.
Holly Coulson scored twice to put Town two up before Wednesday hit back.
Jess Holland netted both against United.
Town’s next Sheffield & Hallamshire League game is at home to Dronfield Town Reds on Saturday (10.30).
The Under 15s’ title hopes were ended by a 3-1 home defeat by new champions Rotherham Whitehill.
After putting in an excellent performance at Storthes Hall, the South Yorkshire side are seven points clear of Town with two games to go.
This was the first game Town have lost at home since February 2012 and their first league defeat since September 2011.
Regular centre-back Imogen Pow was unable to get to the ground because of traffic problems, so Rose Priestley played alongside Isobel Boothroyd.
Town’s Ella Harris shot over after nine minutes, but Rotherham always looked dangerous going forward and their passing was far more accurate than that of their hosts.
They went ahead on 29 minutes from a corner Town claimed had swung out of play.
The game was effectively over seven minutes into the second half, by which stage Rotherham had scored twice more.
Firstly poor defending allowed an unmarked player to score at the back post and then a headed clearance was volleyed into the net off an upright.
Town’s player of the match Tara Duce played a perfect through ball from which Amy Broomhead pulled a goal back with 11 minutes left.
With two games to go, at Castleford White Rose on Wednesday (6.30) and at home to Rotherham on Saturday (10.30), Town are guaranteed the runners-up place.
The Under 13s kept their title hopes alive with wins over Shaw Lane Aquaforce (4-0 at home) and Sheffield Wednesday (7-0 away).
Town dominated against Shaw Lane, and Harriet Waller (twice) and Jemima Wood came close before Sophie Jackson-Sharp scored her first goal of the season with a thunderous shot.
Player of the match Brodie Haigh shot just over before an Aquaforce own goal.
Courtney Livsey made the most of excellent work from Alicia Marriott to make it three, then Macy Ellis broke clear to finish neatly.
Against Wednesday, Waller was thwarted by a good save and Molly Ellis shot just wide before Marriott lobbed the opener.
Marriott then crossed for Macy Ellis to finish well before the same combination struck again.
Gwen Hughes played in Marriott for her second, and the hat trick was soon completed with another well-taken goal.
Macy Ellis completed her hat trick from a corner by Haigh, who then scored direct from a free-kick before Wednesday’s late consolation.