DEPLETED York City Ladies will be looking to bounce back quickly after crashing to a 10-0 defeat on their return to action at North East Regional League premier leaders Durham Cestria.

The Minsterbelles were playing their first game in 10 weeks following a number of cancellations, and handed a full debut to former reserves winger Lindsay Jordan, while ex-Bradford City centre-back Laura Midgley made a welcome return from injury.

But, without a recognised goalkeeper available for the trip north, last season's leading scorer, Megan Bramham, again filled in between the posts, as she had done at Wallsend earlier in the campaign.

City were also notably missing Jess Barnes, Nikki Brown, Beth Clayton, Gemma Croft and Helen Winterburn, plus long-term crocks Chloe Precious and Jazz Whitwell, who are yet to feature since returning to the club in the summer.

Cestria, who won 2-0 at Haxby Road back in September, sealed their big win this time with six goals in the last 25 minutes.

Jenny Bitzer struck four of them, while Sophie Hodgson also grabbed a hat-trick. Nicola Gibson, Molly Holder and Nisha Mistry were their other scorers.

It was a sixth loss in eight games for City and leaves them just a couple of places off the bottom of the table ahead of this weekend's visit of newcomers Farsley Celtic.

City Ladies: Megan Bramham, Josie Hewson, Laura Midgley, Abbi Webster, Charlie Shaw, Lindsay Jordan, Sara Renfrew, Rachel Humble, Kayleigh Davis, Ellie Regan, Lucy Lendhill. Subs: Rachel Hildreth, Anna Whitehead.