Castleford White Rose Women 0 York City Ladies 2
York City Ladies made it consecutive victories after recording an important league double at Castleford White Rose Women.
Fresh from a 5-2 triumph against the same opponents seven days ago, the Minsterbelles kept a first clean-sheet in the league this season while crucially emerging as 2-0 winners at the Glasshoughton Centre.
Megan Bramham and Ellie Regan were each on target in that earlier meeting - and both found the net again to open up a clear advantage for their side by the interval.
Photo: Ian Parker
In-form Ellie Regan scored her fourth goal in five games for the Belles
Former Leeds forward Regan therefore increased her own impressive tally to four goals in her last five appearances, while helping the visitors move up a further couple of places to sixth in the North East Regional Premier League table.
However, the Belles next have forthcoming meetings with the current two leading sides in the division, Norton & Stockton Ancients and Durham Cestria.
But with midfielder Nikki Brown being named as player of the game on her return from injury, they should be in good heart after a successful week on the pitch brought them six extremely valuable points.
Photo: Ian Parker
The Minsterbelles moved up to sixth in the table after recording a league double
Latest opponents Castleford have now lost six of their opening seven league games, although this is a much younger group than that which spectacularly rose towards an impressive fourth-placed finish last season.
Castleford White Rose Women: Kelly Beckett, Lauren Breen, Amanda Greenslade, Laura Whitaker, Lisa Jepson, Lacey Lewis, Holly Matterson, Holly Sornat, Rachel Sherrard, Rebecca Sherrard, Rhian Edmondson
subs: Victoria Agnew, Megan Thomas
York City Ladies: Leigh Bamford, Josie Hewson, Gemma Croft, Abbi Webster, Charlie Shaw, Sara Renfrew, Rachel Humble, Nikki Brown, Kayleigh Davis, Megan Bramham, Ellie Regan
subs: Hollie Smith, Alice Turner
Goals: Bramham, Regan
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