A STRIKE from Jo Symington served up Huddersfield Town Ladies winner as they beat Guiseley away 1-0.
Playing into a severe swirling wind in the first half Town struggled to get past the half way line on many occasions.
Guiseley created a number of chances but Town’s central defensive pairing of Becky Shaw and Caitlin Walsh, together with keeper Laura Carter kept them at bay.
In the second half Town started to dominate and, while clear cut chances were few, the pressure started to build.
On 65 minutes a corner from Kate Mallin was struck against the bar by Jo Symington, and five minutes later from the same position the same combination ended with Symington slotting the ball home on the volley.
Town created further chances and in the end won a well deserved match in extreme conditions.
Symington was voted Town’s player of the match.
The first team’s next game is on Sunday, April 5 away to Whitley Bay Women FC (2pm).
TOWN Ladies’ Under 15s drew 0-0 away at Goole Town.
Their next game is on Saturday, April 4, at home (Grange Moor) to Howden Clough Juniors (10.30am).
TOWN Ladies under 13s progressed to the final of the Shield competition by defeating Killinghall 4-1 at Glasshoughton.
The under 13s were not at their best during the first half.
However, they took the lead through Siobhan McCauley. Killinghall levelled before half-time.
In the second half Town were a different team and played with much more purpose and desire.
They went on to grab three more goals – all from Rebecca Moore.
Chloe Batler was awarded the player of the match trophy for her commanding defensive display.
On Saturday the Under 13s are away to Wigton Moor Athletic (10.30am).