York City Ladies: Weekly Round-Up

By Brad Saxton


Here’s a rundown on how all three teams got on over the weekend for York City Ladies.



York City Ladies 1st Team’s FA Women’s National League Plate 1st Round tie at Chorley was postponed on Sunday morning due to a waterlogged pitch. The tie has been rearranged to be played on Sunday 15th October.

Steph Turnbull’s side are back in action this coming Sunday when they welcome Durham Cestria to the York Sports Stadium in the FA Women’s National League Division One (2pm kick off). 


Development Team

The Devs secured three points in style on Sunday afternoon after securing a comfortable 7-2 win over league leaders Millmoor Ladies.

Liv Sellars opened the scoring after only two minutes with a well-placed finish from close-range, before Grace Sykes scored a quick-fire double in the space of four minutes to ensure the girls led 3-0 after only 21 minutes.

Molly Loughton added a fourth goal of the afternoon in the 32nd minute after breaking forward and through the Millmoor defence, before placing an effort into the back of the net to ensure they led 4-0 at the break.

Millmoor responded with a goal from a set-piece early in the second half, before another quick fire double, including Sellars’ second of the afternoon and a Rosie Bell strike saw the MinsterBelles go into a 6-1 lead after 52 minutes.

The visitors earned a second consolation goal of the afternoon, before a strike from Ruby Watt in the 87th minute rounded off a good afternoon for the Devs.

Speaking after the match, manager Andy Hardey said “Last week the girls suffered their first competitive defeat of the season and as a manger of such a young team, you wonder what the response will be.

“As the score shows, the girls answered that question in an emphatic manner. It was not just the score that was impressive, but how they executed the game plan and the way they played.

The Devs are back in action this coming Sunday when they take on Ossett United Women at home on Sunday 8th October (2pm kick-off).



York City Ladies U23’s secured an impressive 5-0 victory on the road at York RI on Sunday afternoon.

The team started with a high intensity from the off and they took the lead after only four minutes after Georgia Sutcliffe’s corner found its way into the back of the net. Emia Hendrickson-Eastwood doubled the MinsterBelles advantage after 34 minutes, before a Ruby Shaw strike saw the girls head into the break 3-0 up.

Forward Ruby Gore added to the scoreline by scoring the girls’ fourth goal of the game, a brilliant strike from the edge of the area which nestled into the top corner. Victory was all but secured when Hendrickson-Eastwood added a second goal of the game to make it 5-0, excellent dispatching the ball into the back of the net from close-range.

The win continues the U23’s excellent start to the season, which extends their winning run and run of successive clean sheets to four games.

The U23’s now look towards there next game at Home v Redcar Athletic Ladies on Sunday 8th October (2pm kick-off).