HUDDERSFIELD Town Ladies were thrashed 5-1 by a convincing Bradford City at Canalside.
The game saw a remarkable three penalties, and the big defeat leaves Town in sixth place.
Bradford took the lead as early as the 11th minute, and they netted three more before Town responded.
Two headed goals either side of half time left Town 3-0 down and in danger of a hiding. The referee then awarded the game’s first penalty, after a City player was upended.
After seeing the visitors score from the spot, Town had the chance to do the same just five minutes later and Emily Heckler duly obliged, making it 4-1.
City then converted their second penalty to complete the scoring
Town Ladies Reserves were denied a place in the League Cup final as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Harrogate Railway.
Emily Cook grabbed Town’s goal, while Tabitha Zito was named player of the match.
There were no such troubles for the Under 16s as they booked a place in their final with a 3-0 win over Oakworth Juniors.
Alice Linsell was the star of the show, scoring twice and assisting Lucy Ellis for Town’s third, setting up a final clash with Bradford City.
Town Under 14s remain on course to lift the league title, as they came from a goal down to win 3-1 at Doncaster Rovers Belles.
Second-half goals from Kirsty Hanson, Katie Lockwood and a 30-yard lob from Sian Lewis sealed the victory for Town.
There was an incredible 15-0 victory for Town’s Under 12 team with five goals apiece from Amy Broomhead and Claudia Smith-Calvert.
Town put Chapeltown Athletic to the sword, building on an already impressive 6-0 first-half lead.
Two goals from Olivia Bennett, along with strikes from Bethany Wadsworth, Kacey Buckley and Jordyn Chasiak-Pratt wrapped up victory.
On Saturday they take on third in the table Barnsley at home (Grange Moor, 10.30).