Whites ladies lose out to Hull..
Leeds United Ladies faced Hull City in their latest league clash where they suffered a 5-1 defeat.
Leeds welcomed Cath Hamill back to the side joining Rebecca Furey in the back line. Marty Petrova also made her first appearance of the season.
The Whites ladies felt the pressure early on with a 17th minute corner for Hull came excruciatingly close but Leeds managed to clear. Hull continued to pile forward, pressurising the Leeds defence at every opportunity and forced four corners in as many minutes.
On the half hour mark Hull forward Ellie Tanser put a great through ball in for Katie Thompson who directed her shot off target.
Leeds made a change at half time as injured Jess Holdsworth was replaced by Rebecca Furey, quickly followed by Kez Huegett, who’s calf injury sustained at the weekend.
Leeds had a good chance early in the second half as a Hull defensive mix up almost cost them. Hull misplaced a pass which Liuli Dyson pounced upon but failed to convert.
It was an hour before the Leeds backline was breached. Leeds were appealing for a foul which the referee did not give and left the defence wide open. The initial shot was blocked but parried into the path of the oncoming Jo Symmington who headed the ball home. Hull 1 Leeds 0
The Hull goal opened the flood gates for Hull who added their second just 3 minutes later. Ellie Tanser slotted home a great through ball and Hull had doubled their lead. Hull 2 Leeds 0
The next goal came on 72 minutes as a free kick was awarded when Wagstaff was adjudged to have fouled Katie Thompson. Thompson stepped up to take it and smashed it into the back of the net. Hull 3 Leeds 0
Bob Wilkinson made a change in the endeavor to find a goal and midfielder Isabelle Hassleman made way for forward Marty Petrova.
With 79 minutes gone, Hull pulled further ahead. This time, a good square ball which Beech only had to steer into the back of the net. Hull 4 Leeds 0
Leeds got their consolation goal in the 86th minute as a great long ball from Shannon Beal found Marty Petrova. Marty did some excellent work getting the ball forward before unleashing her shot past the Hull ‘keeper. Hull 4 Leeds 1
Hull finished off the game with a goal on the stroke of full time, Sophie Stamp running through the Leeds defence, rounding Harriet Coles in goal and shooting into the back of the net.
Full time Hull City 5 Leeds United 1
Leeds don’t very much time to pick themselves up before their 3rd game in 7 days as the make the trip North to play Newcastle.
Leeds United ladies will now prepare for their next away game against Newcastle.