Women's Football: Barnsley extend unbeaten start - Blades progress in cup

Barnsley will go into 2020 as FA Women’s National League Division One North leaders after they extended their unbeaten league start to 10 games.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 4:00 pm
Sophie Bell celebrates scoring Barnsley's second goal.

The Tykes sealed a 2-1 home win over Bolton Wanderers with Lindsey Tugby involved in both home goals in the last 10 minutes of the first half. Her interplay with Kathryn Smith allowed Smith to get into the area and slide the ball home.

Then just a few seconds before the interval, Tugby's pinpoint free-kick was headed home from close range by Sophie Bell. Barnsley survived a nervy ending after Rebecca Foster pulled one back from a penalty on 75 minutes.

Sheffield FC remain second bottom in the Northern Premier Division after crashing 7-0 at home to Derby County

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Rotherham United advanced in the East Midlands League Cup after a walkover versus Lutterworth United.

Sheffield United Women booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Continental Cup for the first time with a dramatic comeback from 2-0 down to secure the point they needed at home to Coventry United.

Katie Wilkinson netted a double but a penalty shootout defeat failed to secure the extra point which would have sealed top spot in the group.

But with Aston Villa falling just short of the goals they needed to overtake the Blades, United’s top spot was confirmed after a wait once penalties had finished. United travel to Leicester City on Sunday in the Women's Championship (2pm) - their last game of 2019.