Belles clinch title

Battyeford U13 Belles celebrate league title win
Battyeford U13 Belles celebrate league title win
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Battyeford Belles beat nearest rivals Rothwell 6-3 to clinch the West Riding Girls Under-13 League title.

The hosts led through Maddy Fox before Olivia Anderson and Sarah Consterdine combined for Olivia Grogan to fire home.

A Jodie Crossland brace made it 4-0 at the break. There was determined defence by Sophie Hoyle, Alice Stevenson, girl-of-the-match Joely Knight and Baileigh Kane, goalkeeper Amy Halstead impressed.

Rothwell pulled a goal back before Nicky Whitehead blasted home a 30-yard thunderbolt. Olivia Roadnight had a goal ruled out before Keely Honeybell and Whitehead combined for Consterdine to score.

Matilda Anderson went close late on before two Rothwell consolations.

It is a terrific achievement considering the Belles moved up to an age group higher than their own age. To have won the league so early in the season is a remarkable feat and all at Battyeford Sporting Club are extremely proud of.

The Belles are always interested to hear from girls who would like to play football – anyone wanting more details should visit www.battyeford.co.uk and go to our contacts tab on the home page.