Leeds defeated on penalties.

Leeds United 1 (Porritt 19) Farsley Celtic 1 (Moreton 51)

Farsley win 5-4 on penalties.

Farsley Celtic Ladies edged through on penalties in a keenly fought cup tie at Kippax Welfafe Sports and Leisure Club. 

In a game played in muddy conditions, Farlsey who had the first half chance of the game when Eliesha Hardcastle poked a shot straight at Hannah Cottam. 

Leeds then threatened on 10 minutes when Rebecca Hunt put in a bouncing cross which was cleared by the visitors defence.

Cottam was then called into action again as she held a drive from Farsley’s Helen Moreton.

Leeds took the lead on 19 minutes when Laura Porritt latched onto a long ball over the top of the Farsley defence to volley past the visiting keeper.

Jemma White then came close to doubling the lead for Leeds, firing over from a Cath Hamill cross.

Charlotte Adams then saw a glancing header drop just past the far post, as Leeds looked to go further ahead.

Porritt went close again on 38 minutes, when her floating cross headed goalwards and went just over the bar.

Beth Davies then had another opportunity to put Leeds further in front before the break but couldn’t get a decent connection on her shot.

Half Time: Leeds United 1 Farsley Celtic 0

Leeds continued from where they left off in the first half, with goal scorer Porritt shooting just wide on 48 minutes.

However Farsley then levelled six minutes into the second period, when Moreton fired home following a scramble from a corner.

Moreton then had half a chance when she shot wide on the hour mark, as the visitors gained confidence from the goal.

Shirley Murphy then had a good opportunity, but could only fire wide for the visitors.

With 15 minutes remaining, Olivia Smart shot over for the hosts, before Elisha Hardcastle had a chance to win it for the visitors, but her shot was weak and straight at the keeper.

That was the last action of the second half, with the game going straight to penalties due to the bad light conditions.


Huegett – Leeds - Scored

Murphy – Farsley – wide

Davies – Leeds – Saved

Sidebottom - Farsley –  Scored

Hunt - Leeds – Missed

Godson – Farsley – Scored

Porritt – Leeds – Scored

Pilmer – Farsley – Wide

Morris – Leeds – Scored

Cheetham – Farsley – Scored

Jeffels – Leeds – Scored

Prothero – Farsley – Scored

Smart – Leeds – Saved

Hardcastle - Farsley – Scored


Full Time:  Leeds United 1 Farsley Celtic 1

Penalties: Leeds United 4 Farsley Celtic 5


Leeds United: Cottam, Jeffels, Hamill, Beal, Smart, Hunt, Stuart, Davies, White (Huegett 53), Adams (Morris 59), Porritt, Subs not used: Clark, Routledge.

Referee: C. Nuttall