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York City ladies go top of North-East Regional league
11:48am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
York City Ladies swept aside Barnsley 3-0 to go top of the North-East Regional Womens’ Football League.
However, Barnsley almost broke the deadlock, when in the opening attack, York goalkeeper Chloe Precious produced a stunning save.
The opener finally arrived on the half-hour when Sara Renfrew stooped to conquer with a header from Rebecca Dawson’s corner.
The second goal was notched in the 67th minute. Josie Hewson’s through pass was seized on by Lauren Shuttleworth, whose venomous shot fizzed into the net.
After a fine run and fierce drive from Ruth Brazier was pawed away by the Barnsley ’keeper, Brazier made sure of the points when she curled a free-kick high into the net.
Meanwhile, free-scoring York City Ladies reserves swelled their plunder to 20 goals in two games after routing Guisborough Town 7-1 in the North Riding Women’s League.
Chantel Padgham was the leader of the net-busting pack.
Her 17th-minute opener was followed by a leveller before Padgham restored the lead before half-time.
Predator Padgham then seized command with a superb hat-trick in almost as many minutes that put the game beyond Guisborough’s grasp.
The rout was completed by strikes from Alicia Smith with a volley and Megan Bramham direct from a corner.
The reserves should find their next outing on Sunday more testing as they journey to leaders Redcar Town who only head the York side on goal difference.
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