Leeds United Ladies 1-3 Brighouse Town Ladies

Leeds United Ladies Manager Dan O'Hearne

Brighouse Town Ladies came out on top in yesterday's West Yorkshire derby in the FAWNL Northern Division One as they recorded a 3-1 win over Leeds United Ladies.

Brighouse took the lead on 37 minutes thanks to a goal from Lavinia Nkomo in front of the 100 spectators at Leeds United's Thorp Arch training ground.

United were soon on level terms though as Rebecca Hunt equalised on 42 minutes to send the two sides in level at the break.

Town regained the lead on 67 minutes through an Emma Pilling goal before Kayleigh Bamforth added the third two minutes from time to seal the win.

The game brought the curtain down on the 2018-19 campaign for both sides with Leeds finishing in 6th place and Brighouse securing the runners up spot.

Speaking after yesterday's match Leeds United Ladies Manager Dan O'Hearne said: "A disappointing day at the office where we never got going and were second best all afternoon.

"We huffed and puffed and had limited spells in the game but ultimately lost possession far too easy and far too often to put any sort of stamp on the game."

He added: "I have no complaints today we got what we deserved absolutely nothing and that’s it I’m honest in my assessment unlike some. Love me or hate me I say what I see plain and simple!

Brighouse Town Ladies Manager Rob Mitchell

Meanwhile Brighouse Town Ladies Manager Rob Mitchell said: "It was a great way to end the season with a win that ultimately secured second spot. It gives us an unbelievable platform to build on especially with the positive changes behind the scenes.

"We can look back at the season and be proud, we lifted our first ever county cup and finished runners up again with vast improvements as the season progresses.

"For me now it's about planning for the future and securing not only our current players and staff but also recruiting the right people to help take us forward."

He added: "The win yesterday was the reward for the players over a gruelling season, to complete a 16 game unbeaten run is impressive from them and I'm looking forward to working with the players again after a much needed rest."


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