SEVEN GOAL THRILLER AS UNITED BEAT THE BELLES

SEVEN GOAL THRILLER AS UNITED BEAT THE BELLES

Leeds United Ladies in FA Cup action today from 1pm

Leeds United Ladies 4  (Hunt (p) 27, 30, Campbell 36, Thompson 102)
Doncaster Rovers Bells 3 (Belding 3, Whittle 35, Higginbotham 94)
    
Leeds United Ladies booked a place in the Third Round of the FA Cup after an enthralling win over Donny Belles Ladies at Thorp Arch. 
   
The visitors took the lead in the third minute when Zoe Belding fired home from the edge of the area. Leeds looked to respond straight away with Rebecca Hunt heading just over and Sophie Stamp firing just wide.
   
The Whites eventually got their equaliser in the 27th minute, when Hunt was felled in the box, before levelling from the spot. Moments later, Leeds took the lead when Hunt grabbed her second after she latched onto a through ball and flicked it past the keeper.
  
With action still plentiful as the first half went on, the goals kept coming as Izzy Whittle then headed an equaliser for Donny Belles, before Hannah Campbell restored the lead seconds later, tapping home following a mix up in the visitor's defence. 
   
HALF TIME: Leeds United Ladies 3 Doncaster Rovers Bells 2
   
It was a cagey start to the second half with Holly Findlay’s cross landing on top of the net and Faye Boshell heading wide from a corner. Findlay almost made it four with an audacious lob, but the keeper got back to push it away.
  
After five goals in the first half, the crowd had to make do with just the one in the second 45, with Amy Higginbotham taking the game into extra-time, when she fired home in the 94th minute.
   
FULL TIME: Leeds United Ladies 3 Doncaster Rovers Bells 3
   
Leeds had the first chance of extra time when Leeds United's Katie Thompson beat three players but couldn't make it past the opposition keeper. Shortly after, Thompson's endeavours paid off, when she found the net with a superb strike from 25 yards out. 
   
As the clock ticked down, Leeds were dealt a huge blow as captain Bridie Hannon was stretchered off with what looked like a bad injury.
   
EXTRA TIME: Leeds United Ladies 4 Donny Rovers Bells 3 
   
Leeds United Ladies: Simpson, Cawthorn, Jeffels, Hannon (c), Hamill, Parkin (Boshell 56), Cassidy (Lee 74),Stamp (Davies 112), Findlay, Hunt, Campbell (Thompson 46), : Subs not used: Payne, Morris
   
Doncaster Rovers Bells: Batty, Breen (Higginbotham 81), Travallion (Burgin 55), Whittle, Marshal, Cook, Belding, Ashton, Bethell, Watkinson, Smith (Schofield 51), Subs not used: Gray, Khan
   
Venue: Thorp Arch 
Referee:  S Rushworth 
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