York City Ladies | Weekly Roundup

Here’s a rundown on how all three York City Ladies sides got on over this past weekend.

First Team

The MinsterBelles required penalties last Sunday afternoon to beat Chorley as they advanced into the next round of the FA Women’s National League Plate competition.

In a game which ended 0-0 as neither side couldn’t find an opening, the Belles ran out 5-4 winners on penalties which now sees them go into the hat for the 2nd Round. 

Jess Holder, Alice Hughes, Ella Duffield, Rebecca Jeffels and Nina Howell scored all five penalties for York, whilst goalkeeper Becky Sidwell produced a match-winning save to deny Chorley in sudden death and secure the win in the shootout. 

This coming Sunday will see the Ladies take on Hull United Women in the Third Qualifying Round of the Vitality FA Women’s Cup at the York Sports Stadium (2pm kick-off). 

Development Team

The Development side didn’t have a game last weekend, as they return to action this coming Sunday when they take on Ripon City Ladies at York St Johns University (2pm kick-off).


York City Ladies U23’s welcomed Richmond Town to York St Johns University on Sunday afternoon, with both sides coming into this fixture having unbeaten starts to the season.

The MinsterBelles lead early on after only twelve minutes after Emia Hendrickson-Eastwood’s early strike, but the visitors soon levelled the game on the half-hour mark with a well-taken free kick from the edge of the area. 

City retook the lead before the half-time break through a free kick themselves, with Georgia Sutcliffe’s strike from distance beating the goalkeeper to put the U23’s into a 2-1 

Two goals inside the opening fifteen minutes of the second half saw the girls extend their lead even further. Maya Baxter-McPhie added a third, before Georgia Sutcliffe’s second of the game saw the U23’s race into a 4-1 lead with half-an-hour still to play.  

Richmond Town pulled a goal back from close-range with fifteen minutes to go to make it 4-2 after a break down the right-hand side, but the result was put to bed for the U23’s as two further goals secured the win for York. 

Emia Hendrickson-Eastwood scored two further goals in the last ten minutes to secure her first hat-trick for the club and a 6-2 win, which sees the U23’s remain unbeaten on top of the league table having won all of their opening six games this season.  

York City Ladies U23’s next opponents are Huntington Rovers Ladies, which will take place at York St John University on 22nd October, kicking off at 2pm.