Date: 14th September 2014 at 4:48pm
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York City Ladies suffered a first defeat of the season as Barnsley won 2-0 at Hull Road Sports Pavillion.

Bekkie Hale and Rebecca Fevers were both on target for the visitors during the opening half, with Mel Cole selected as their player of the game. Jazz Whitwell, who struck the crossbar, and Ali Smith shared that particular accolade for opponents missing six senior players.

The Minsterbelles still currently lead the table, although their advantage has been reduced to just a couple of points following second-placed Brighouse Town winning 2-0 at Tynedale Ladies.

Photo: Ian Parker

Leading goalscorer Jazz Whitwell bursts past an opponent

Photo: Ian Parker

Goalkeeper Chloe Precious settles behind the defensive wall

Elsewhere, Hull City stormed past hosts Peterlee RA 6-1, including a hat-trick from the prolific Rebecca Beech, Whitley Bay triumphed 2-0 at Castleford White Rose and Wakefield edged through 1-0 at Scunthorpe & Bottesford.

Meanwhile, City Ladies’ reserves moved top of the table with an emphatic 8-1 thrashing of Huntington Ladies. Debutant Jade Harrison scored twice alongside Hollie Smith (2), Lauren Coombs, Rachel Harding, Becca Dawson and Natasha Mortimer.

York City Ladies: Chloe Precious, Jess Barnes, Abbi Webster, Ruth Brazier, Helen Dalby, Beth Clayton, Sophie Parrish, Sara Renfrew, Alicia Smith, Louise Ross, Jazz Whitwell

subs: Becca Dawson, Jenna Strain

Link: Full Match Gallery

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YORK CITY LADIES FIXTURES: AUG 31 – SCUNTHOPRE & BOTTESFORD LADIES (H) W 2-0 (Whitwell, Ross); SEP – 03 HULL CITY LADIES (H) W 3-2 (Clayton, Brazier, Whitwell); 07 HULL CITY LADIES (A) W 5-2 (Brown 2, Ross, Bramham, Whitwell); 10 HESSLE TOWN LADIES (A) W 4-0 (Ross 2, Smith, Whitwell); 14 BARNSLEY LADIES (H) L 0-2; 21 WHITLEY BAY WOMEN (A); 28 KADER (A) (FA CUP); OCT 05 TYNEDALE LADIES (H)

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