Huddersfield Town Ladies were brought back down to earth with a bump by Newcastle United.
Victorious in their opening FA Women’s Premier clash against Blackburn Rovers the week before, they went out of the League Cup at the first hurdle.
Newcastle were 3-1 winners at Northumbria University.
Town started strongly and squandered several opportunities to score before Newcastle came into the game.
After a wake up call when the home team had a close range strike tipped onto the bar by Laura Carter, Town failed to clear after another attack and paid the price.
This shook Town’s defence and if not for two last-ditch goalline clearances by Sophie Scargill, they would have been further behind at the break.
Town failed to raise their game in the second half, and it was no surprise when Newcastle scored further goals in the 52nd and 86th minutes.
Youngster Katie Lockwood forced a late consolation.
Town are back in action on Thursday, when they head to Bradford City for a Northern Division game.
The game takes place at Thackley and kicks-off at 7.45.
Next Sunday, Town host Wolves at Storthes Hall (2.00).
Brighouse Town began their North-East Regional Women’s League Premier Division campaign with a 3-0 win at Peterlee RA.
The home side started strongly but couldn’t capitalise on their early pressure.
Brighouse, promoted last season, were lively on the break.
They gradually eased their way in to the game and began to take control with some neat passing and movement off the ball.
Laura Danskin scored the first goal from Lauren Doyle’s flick-on, and Aleathia Smith forced a second from close range early in the second half.
Claire Needham notched the third to complete a great day for Brighouse.