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York City Ladies hit the top

York City Ladies hit the top

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York City Ladies moved top of the table with a 2-0 victory at Peterlee St Francis Ladies on Sunday afternoon.

The Minsterbelles triumphed with a goal in each half from player of the game Alicia Smith and Nikki Brown.

The visitors now lead the North East Regional Premier Division by two points as former table-toppers Norton and Stockton Ancients Ladies weren't in action. However, their rivals have three games-in-hand, although they must yet twice face third-placed Hull City.

The current two front-runners shared four goals just seven days ago when visitors York were only denied by a late injury-time equaliser.



York City Ladies: Chloe Precious, Josie Hewson, Abbi Webster, Alicia Smith, Ellie Harding, Nikki Brown, Beth Clayton, Sara Renfrew, Lisa Bjornstad, Lauren Shuttleworth, Jazz Whitwell

subs: Helen Dalby, Becca Dawson


Photo: Ian Parker

Meanwhile, City's free-scoring reserves also went top of the North Riding Women's League following a 4-1 win at Brompton Ladies, increasing their current goal-difference to +98.

Goalscorers for the visitors were Ellie Randall with a brace and further efforts from player of the match Jess Barnes and Holly Smith.

York's reserves similarly move a couple of points clear after Redcar Town Ladies' home meeting with York St John's Ladies was postponed. Redcar have though played a game less.




Photo: Ian Parker

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YORK CITY LADIES FIXTURES: NOV - 17 Guisborough Ladies NRLC2 (A); 24 Hull City Ladies (H); DEC - 01 Lepton Highlanders (A); 08 Scunthorpe & Bottesford (A); 15 Guiseley (A); JAN - 05 Lepton Highlanders (H); 19 Whitley Bay (A); 26 Peterlee Ladies (A); FEB - 02 Norton & Stockton Ancients (A); 09 Whitley Bay (H); 16 Middlesbrough Lionesses (NRLCSF) (H); MAR - 02 Peterlee Ladies (H); 09 Norton & Stockton Ancients (A); 16 Peterlee Ladies (A)

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Date:Sunday March 16 2014
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