Leeds United Ladies push Huddersfield all the way in pre-season game.
Huddersfield Town Ladies: 3 (Elford 18, 22, 29)
Leeds United Ladies: 2 (Morris 26, Lammiman 62)
Leeds United Starting XI: Wattam, Hunter, Hannon, Hughes, Hamill, Cawthorn, Parkin, Hunt, Morris, Findlay, Smart. Subs: Lammiman, Hardcastle, Sykes, Orr, Shuttleworth.
Venue: Shelley FC, Stafflex Arena
Leeds United Ladies continued with their pre-season training schedule recently in an exciting match against local rivals Huddersfield Town at Shelley Community Football Club as part of their preparations for the 2019/20 campaign.
The Whites’ started on the attack as Rebecca Hunt saw her header saved after some lovely football and shortly after she was beaten by the offside flag after another chance.
Georgia Wattam then had to be alert to deny a Town header before Laura Elford eventually fired the hosts into the lead with a low shot on the 18th minute.
Elford then doubled her sides lead with a stinging drive past Wattam just four minutes later.
Leeds kept going and pulled one back shortly after through Shelbey Morris as she picked up a loose ball and fired in past the home keeper.
However, not long after Elford completed her hat-trick with a solo goal firing in past Wattam.
Half Time: Huddersfield Town Ladies 3 Leeds United Ladies 1
Kate Mallin had the first chance of the second period for the Terriers but her free kick was kept out by Wattam.
Leeds were then able to reduce the deficit when Charlotte Lammiman lobbed in past the home keeper on the 62nd minute.
Hannah Shuttleworth was next to try her luck from 25 yards out but was just off target and Meg Hughes had to make a magnificent last ditch tackle to deny a certain Huddersfield Town goal.
Morris kept going for Leeds and was denied a leveller by a point blank save as the team continued to push for the equaliser but the hosts held their nerve in the West Yorkshire pre-season derby.
Full Time: Huddersfield Town Ladies 3 Leeds United Ladies 2