York City Ladies’ two-year hold on the County Cup is over after a shock 3-2 final defeat to Redcar Town Ladies at North Riding FA Headquarters in Stokesley.
The Minsterbelles were never ahead against their lower-ranked opponents despite striker Alice Turner adding a double to her semi-final hat-trick.
They fell into arrears with a far post header following a cross from the right, although Turner, who was on the bench for City’s reserves in last season’s final, equalised after a corner midway through the opening half.
However, Beth Enderwick soon slotted her colleagues back in front, only for Turner to level again in first-half stoppage-time.
The prolific Jess Round then fired a winner from distance after the break as her club became only the third to lift the trophy in its thirteen- year history.
But there was better news for York in the league with the two sides immediately below them both suffering heavy defeats.
Bottom-of-the-table Wakefield crashed to a 7-2 reversal at RACA Tynedale.
Meanwhile, Castleford White Rose were simultaneously being thrashed 7-1 at home by Hartlepool United. Caitlin Bates and Justine Robinson both scored hat-tricks for the visitors alongside another from Jade Pye.
Farsley Celtic accounted for Wallsend BC 6-3 in the other game on a very high-scoring afternoon.