York City Ladies are still awaiting their first league points of the season after a narrow 1-0 defeat at second-placed Wallsend Boys Club Ladies.
The Minsterbelles were always likely to find it a stern challenge against opponents who’d previously scored twelve goals across their opening three league fixtures, while also smashing in eight without reply at Prudhoe Town in a League Cup tie.
However, Rebecca George scored the only goal of the contest during the second-half direct from a 35-yard free-kick to maintain their 100% league record.
Young defender Charlie Shaw was named as player of the game for the much-depleted visitors, who even included last season’s top goalscorer Megan Bramham in goal.
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Last season’s top goalscorer Megan Bramham was in goal for the visitors
Elsewhere, a surprise 3-1 victory for Castleford White Rose at Wakefield unfortunately simultaneously consigned the Belles to the bottom of the table.
At the opposite end of the division, leaders Durham Cestria secured a fourth success in five games with a 4-2 triumph at RACA Tynedale.
Photo: Ian Parker
Young defender Charlie Shaw was named as player of the game
Otherwise, third-placed Norton & Stockton Ancients were made to work hard before eventually accounting for North East Regional Premier newcomers Farsley Celtic 2-0. Regulars Nyci Thorns and Sian Williams were both on the scoresheet.
Fellow recent arrivals Hartlepool United lost 4-2 at home to East Yorkshire Carnegie in the remaining game.
Newly-promoted Hartlepool are actually York’s next scheduled visitors ahead of Castleford arriving at Haxby Road the following weekend.
Wallsend Boys Club Ladies: Katie McTague, Brittany Davison, Samantha Deverdics, Zoe Hornby, Sarah Lowden, Micheala McHugh, Amelia Thompson, Brooke Wilkinson, Julie Duggan, Rebecca George, Natalie Atkinson
subs: Rachael Smales, Nicola rowlands
Goals: George (64)
York City Ladies: Megan Bramham, Jess Barnes, Gemma Croft, Abbi Webster, Charlie Shaw, Josie Hewson, Rachel Humble, Kayleigh Davis, Alice Turner, Ellie Regan
? Wallsend BC Ladies (@WallsendLadies) October 29, 2017
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