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Match Preview: York City Ladies v Wakefield Ladies

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York City Ladies would totally banish any possibility of finishing in the bottom two with victory as they welcome Wakefield Ladies to Haxby Road on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 2.00pm).

The Minsterbelles currently have a four-point advantage over second-bottom Castleford White Rose, who already thrashed the only club below themselves in the table, Wakefield, 7-2 in their latest fixture.

However, Castleford have only a single league game remaining at title-favourites Norton & Stockton Ancients this weekend.

Meanwhile, there’s already an eight-point gap separating Wakefield from their upcoming hosts following them also being dumped 5-1 at Farsley Celtic on Thursday evening.

Photo: Ian Parker

Josie Hewson was in midweek action for Brighouse following a dual registration

Also in midweek, City right-back Josie Hewson was back in action as a 67th minute substitute for Brighouse Town in the WPL as they defeated Newcastle United Ladies 4-0, having recently agreed a dual registration with both clubs.

The Belles are yet to face Wakefield this season, but overcame them 3-1 in the corresponding game last term courtesy of goals from Lucy Lendhill, Kayleigh Davis and Ellie Regan.

But that only achieved revenge for a disappointing 4-2 defeat to the same opponents a fortnight earlier, when Becca Dawson and Regan were each on target.

Photo: Ian Parker

Ellie Regan scored in both meetings with Wakefield last season

Aside from Castleford trying to end Norton & Stockton’s still 100% record, there’s a couple of other weekend clashes in the North East Regional Premier League.

Now leading the table by only three points and having already played a trio more games, Durham Cestria take on Wallsend BC, while it’s RACA Tynedale against Farsley elsewhere.

Photos by kind permission of Ian Parker

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