Huddersfield Town Ladies got back to winning ways – and made the quarter-finals of the FA Women’s Premier League Plate with a 5-1 home triumph over Chester-le-Street.
Natalie Brace went close in the 13th minute, and three minutes late supplied the cross from which Debbie Hastings scored.
On 18 minutes, Kate Mallin notched Town’s second when her shot was deflected over the keeper.
Emily Heckler hit the woodwork before Town conceded needlessly on the stroke of half-time.
Chester-le-Street came out fired up for the second half and put Town under some early pressure.
But in the 56th minute, Brace bagged a goal when her powerfully-struck left-foot shot deflected past the visiting keeper.
In the 63rd minute Hastings went on a long solo run and finished well.
A Dominique Balmond shot was well saved, but with 10 minutes remaining, Town scored their final goal when Mallin broke down the right and played in Brace for her second of the game.
Town are back in action at FAWPL North Division leaders Sheffield FC on Sunday (2.00).
The Under 18s eased into the semi-finals of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Girls League Cup with a 14-0 home destruction of Sheffield United Junior Blades.
Katie Lockwood claimed a hat trick, Chloe Hellawell and Ella Gill got two each and Emilia Samuels, Holly Coulson, Alex Bailey, Jess Holland, Megan Mirfield, Lauren Buckley and Georgina Nielsen also netted.
Town go to Dronfield Town on Saturday (11.00).
The Under 15s also made their League Cup semi-finals, defeating Dronfield 6-1.
In the absence of Imogen Pow, Olivia Tetley played alongside Isobel Boothroyd in the centre of defence with starts for Olivia Bennett up front and Faye Allen and Ellie Womersley in midfield.
Womersley gave Town an early lead, netting from the rebound after Amy Broomhead had a shot well saved, but she was then forced off with a wrist injury.
On 14 minutes a Tara Duce corner was met perfectly by Rose Priestley, who headed home.
Skipper Laura Walker hit a post, then Broomhead fired over from close range before Lauren Bullock extended Town’s lead when she finished off some excellent work by Eleanor Smith.
Ella Harris’ goal on the stroke of half time made it 4-0.
Jodie Lodge set up Bullock for a calm finish five minutes into the second half.
Walker headed over and Duce had a close-range shot well saved before playing in Broomhead, who rounded the keeper to score from a tight angle.
Dronfield scored a consolation goal but Town finished on the attack and Harris and Allen both hit the woodwork.
Bullock was named player of the match for Town, who visit Castleford White Rose on Saturday (11.00).
The Under 13s were beaten 1-0 after extra time by Doncaster Belles in their Leaguie Cup tie.
Clear-cut chances were scarce, with Brodie Haigh shooting wide Olivia Burgin being thwarted by a good save.
Early in the second half, Gwen Hughes had a strong shot parried while Courtney Livsey put the rebound over.
Town keeper Emily Brookes made a fine save to force extra time, and was back in action three minutes into the additional part of the game.
Doncaster clinched the win two minutes into the second period of extra time.
Livsey almost took the tie to penalties, but the Belles keeper pulled off an excellent save.