Vital Football

Latest York City News

York City Ladies v Hartlepool United Women

York City Ladies v Hartlepool United Women

It's a big weekend for York City Ladies as they chase a first league victory of the season against newly-promoted Hartlepool United Women at Haxby Road on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 2.00pm).

A fourth successive defeat at Wallsend Boys Club Ladies last time out witnessed the Minsterbelles slipping to the bottom of the North East Regional Premier League.

The only goal of the contest had arrived when Rebecca George's soaring 35-yard free-kick midway through the second-half deceived stand-in goalkeeper Megan Bramham.

To their credit, City Ladies have actually remained well in each of those four losses, with three of them only being by the odd-goal.

Photo: Ian Parker

The Minsterbelles have been close to their first points of the season

Indeed the Belles have conceded only six times in the process, although on the flip side they've managed just a solitary Ellie Regan strike during six hours of football.

Their cause certainly hasn't been assisted by a series of injuries, with key summer arrivals Chloe Precious, Jazz Whitwell and Laura Midgley ruled out along with midfield regulars Nikki Brown and Beth Clayton.

That witnessed them unfortunately travelling light for their latest fixture and without a recognised goalkeeper.

Photo: Ian Parker

City Ladies have conceded six goals in their four league games

Opponents Hartlepool have found it rather tough since making the step up with their opening 3-3 draw at Wakefield being followed by successive home defeats to fellow newcomers Durham Cestria (0-3) and East Yorkshire Carnegie (2-4).

They were also beaten 3-1 by lower-ranked visitors South Shields in the Leagaue Cup; with their only successes so far coming in the FA Cup - both on their travels to Chester-le-Street (9-0) and Farsley Celtic (3-1).

Hartlepool twice visited York last season when taking on City's reserves, losing on both occasions - with a 4-3 League Cup defeat being followed by a 3-2 league reversal, although they did prove victorious 4-0 at home in between.

Other games this weekend have leaders Durham hosting Wakefield, while it's fourth against third as East Yorkshire Carnegie welcome Norton & Stockton Ancients, with Farsley taking on RACA Tynedale in the other fixture.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital York City
Date:Sunday November 5 2017
Time: 10:45AM

Login to post a comment

Recent York City Articles

York City v Kidderminster Harriers

York City could equal their best winning sequence in three-and-a-half years as improving Kidderminster Harriers visit Bootham Crescent this weekend.

Successive triumphs against Curzon Ashton and Alfreton Town leave the hosts hoping to match the trio of victories achieved under former boss Nigel Worthington when on the way to the League Two play-offs in April 2014.

The Minstermen won all three of those games by a single-goal as Michael Coulson, Keith Lowe and Coulson again finally

Castleford White Rose Women v York City Ladies

York City Ladies will hope to complete an early league double when travelling for an immediate return meeting with Castleford White Rose Women on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 2.00pm).

Released keeper gets new club

Released York City goalkeeper Jon Worsnop has signed for National League North rivals Southport.

Former midfielder joins opponents

Ex-York City midfielder Yan Klukowski has joined weekend opponents Kidderminster Harriers on loan and is available to face his former club on Saturday.

Archived Vital York Articles

Vital York articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Can York City really consider leaving out Jon Parkin?
Suggested By: Vital York City
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent York City Results (view all)

York City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

1.Yorkshire Bear4
The Vital Football Members League