Leeds Hyde Park V Bradford United Ladies
This was by far the best game the ladies have played so far in the season. Full of energy, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic.
Leeds Hyde Park started off strong and got a goal breaking the deadlock but Bradford were quick to make amends pulling a goal back and equalise shortly after 5 minutes of conceding.
Bradford started to look stronger as the game progressed as Hannah played a beautifully weighted pass through to Zahraa, sending her 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper and slotted it nicely in the bottom left hand corner.
Leeds Hyde Park kept pushing back at the other end as it got closer to half time and just before the halftime whistle blew they managed to pull a goal back making it 2-2, just before both teams headed for the break.
A couple of changes at half time saw Bradford a little unsteady after the second half was under way and Leeds Hyde Park were able to get 2 goals in quick succession.
In the final quarter of the match, tired legs on the home side caused a mistake with the help of Haleema’s energetic pressing. the ball landed into the path of Naomi. Naomi saw an opportunity and puts it in the top left corner giving the keeper no chance to get to it, nicely executed making it 4-3 to Leeds Hyde Park.
Bradford Utd kept dominating possession and created many opportunities in the last 5 minutes of the game but just couldn’t get the goal back to equalise.
Overall Bradford Utd showed great desire and determination throughout the full duration of the match and also displayed massive improvement.