Leeds United Ladies 3 (Cassidy 11, Hunt 68, Findlay 78)
Newcastle United Women 1 (Maxwell 14)
A terrific second-half performance saw Leeds defeat Newcastle United 3-1, thanks to goals from Emily Cassidy, Rebecca Hunt and Holly Findlay.
The Whites hosted their first home league game of 2019, and started off on the front foot, when Emily Cassidy was put clean through only to be kept out by Donnelly.
Seven minutes later, Cassidy continuing the attack for Leeds, opened the scoring when she curled in from 30 yards into the top corner.
The lead only lasted three minutes when Maxwell prodded home for Newcastle, after a scramble in the Leeds area.
Keeper Hannah Payne was then called into action to keep out Guy’s strike, before Beth Davies fired wide for Leeds. Defender Faye Boshell then made a magnificent clearance off the line to deny Gray a certain goal.
Cassidy looking to regain the lead, saw her long range effort clawed out, as the sides went in level at the break.
HALF TIME: Leeds United Ladies 1 Newcastle United Women 1
Leeds had a lucky escape three minutes after the break, when Joice hit the post from 20 yards. Cath Hamill and Emily Lee then came close for Leeds, before Emily Cassidy cracked the bar from 25 yards.
Leeds retook the lead on the 68th minute, when Rebecca Hunt latched onto a through ball, rounded the keeper and scored from an acute angle.
Soon after, Hunt went close again when she tried to lob the keeper, before Holly Findlay wrapped up the game when she flicked the ball over the keeper from 15 yards.
FULL TIME: Leeds United Ladies 3 Newcastle United Women 1
Leeds United Ladies: Payne, Cawthorn, Boshell, Hamill (c), Parkin, Lee, Morris (Maxted 63), Davies, Cassidy, Hunt, Findlay Subs not used: Beal.
Newcastle United Women: Donnelly, Cochrane, Lock, Curtis, Mckenzie, Hennessy (Turnbull 85),Guy, Gray (Dack 75), Joice (Ord 75), Olley, Maxwell Subs not used: Packham, Wilson
Venue: Thorp Arch
Referee: M Trevethen