BATTLING LADIES FALL TO FA CUP DEFEAT AGAINST HUDDERSFIELD

BATTLING LADIES FALL TO FA CUP DEFEAT AGAINST HUDDERSFIELD

Leeds United Ladies in FA Cup action this weekend.

Huddersfield Town Ladies 4 (Sanderson 1, 16, Danby 53, Elford 57)
Leeds United Ladies 1 (Thompson 30) 
   
Despite a battling display against their Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town, Leeds United Ladies' FA Cup came to an end in Sunday's clash, which ended 4-1.
   
Leeds suffered the worst possible start when Sanderson scored following an error from Carrie Simpson. Leeds looked to redress the balance when Katie Thompson fired just wide moments later.
   
The hosts made it two in the 16th minute, when Sanderson was on target again, this time firing in off the post.
With the score 2-0 at the half hour mark, Leeds showed the character needed to get back into the game, when Katie Thompson pulled one back, as she flicked in from ten yards.
Beth Davies was then denied by an outstanding save from the home keeper, before Carrie Simpson was called upon, denying Mallin who went one on one with her.
   
HALF TIME: Huddersfield Town Ladies 2 Leeds United Ladies 1
   
Leeds United almost made the perfect start to the second half when Katie Thompson was clean through but fired wide.
   
Huddersfield's Laura Elford then saw her shot come off the bar, before Sarah Danby fired in the Terrier's third.
   
Elford then put the game beyond the Whites with number four just before the hour. To their credit The Whites never gave up with Abby Parkin, Katie Thompson and Faye Boshell all going close as the game drew to a close. 
   
FULL TIME: Huddersfield Town 4 Leeds United Ladies 1
   
Huddersfield Town Ladies: Carter, Turner, Legge, Mallin, Nutter, Evans (Abbott 76), Danby, Elford (Dobby 69),Sanderson, Harris (Hope 63) Sowerby: Subs not used: Oates, Bickett
  
Leeds United Ladies: Simpson, Parkin, Cawthorn, Hamill (c), Boshell, Lee, Cassidy (Jeffels 62) Hunt (Morris 62), Thompson, Davies (Maxted 72), Findlay: Subs not used: , Wattam, Sellkirk 
   
Venue: Stafflex Arena
Referee: S Taylor 
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