INJURIES at Huddersfield Ladies continue to effect both the open age and Under 16 teams, with the first team losing another player, Jade Robshaw, in the 3-2 defeat to Bradford City.
In an entertaining match, early Yorkshire and Humberside League pacesetters Bradford took the lead following a corner, but it was cancelled out in fine style by a quality strike from 15-year-old Megan Bamber.
Town at this stage were playing quite well but went behind for a second time shortly before the break with an unfortunate deflected own goal from a free kick.
Town played their best football from the restart and equalised through Jo Atkinson following good work from Sarah Kennerdale. As the match progressed Bradford gained the initiative after an injury to striker Robshaw and went ahead for the final time near the end with a header following a good run and cross by the Bradford winger.
Town's second team took the lead early in the game at Collingham, through an own goal, following a smart turn and shot by 15-year-old Sian Popplewell, who was making her first start in open age football.
By half time they found themselves 2-1 down, but attacked in the second half and were rewarded when 14-year-old Becky Catling equalised when following up a penalty.
Despite missing five regulars, Huddersfield's Under 16s gave a creditable performance against an efficient Sheffield outfit. But goals in each half proved enough to give United the three points.
A young and inexperienced Under 14 side proved no match for a strong Doncaster team who scored 10 goals without reply.