TOWN Ladies Reserves are gearing up for a potential title-deciding derby.
West Riding Women’s League leaders Wigton Moor, who have finished their fixtures, can only look on and hope Lepton Highlanders take the derby honours at Grange Moor on Sunday (2.00).
That’s because Town are three points behind them with two games to go, while Lepton are seven off the summit with six points to play for.
Town Under 16s were 5-3 winners at home to Oakworth in the West Riding Girls League. Jodie Hemsley (2), Lucy Ellis, Mel Sutcliffe and Alice Linsell scored.
The next game is away to South Leeds on Sunday (10.30).
The Under 12s, who have won promotion, completed their Sheffield and Hallamshire Girls League fixtures with a 2-0 home win over Barnsley – but lost out on the title to Wickersley Youth on goal difference.
Barnsley had gone seven games unbeaten and proved tough opponents in tricky conditions.
Captain Laura Walker and player of the match Rose Priestley put in excellent performances in defence to limit Barnsley’s chances, and the visitors shots from distance were well dealt with by keeper Isobel Pare.
On 10 minutes, striker Olivia Bennett produced a neat piece of skill to turn her marker and fire home the opener.
Town were dominant in the second half, when Amy Broomhead, the league’s leading scorer, used her speed to good effect, running onto a through ball to finish accurately for her 56th goal.
This was an excellent finish to an encouraging season, with only two losses suffered in 18 league and three cup games. Town scored 153 league goals and conceded only eight.
Meanwhile the Under 12s sent two sides to the West Riding County FA Futsal Festival at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford – and the A team won the title.
With a line-up of Pare, Walker, Priestley, Faye Allen, Eleanor Smith and Broomhead, they won three and drew their other game. Walker and Broomhead scored five goals each and Smith got the other.
The B team (Claudia Smith-Calvert, Bethany Wadsworth, Maddie Longbottom, Holly Walsh and Ella Knight) had a win, a draw and two defeats.