Halifax Ladies 1
Bingley Bees 1
HALIFAX failed to make the most of a good winning opportunity in their opening Yorkshire League Premier Division match of 2012.
They had plenty of possession and chances against the next-to-bottom team.
Halifax started well at Siddal and quickly took control with some excellent play from Zoe Hartley.
They piled on the pressure and although the Bingley keeper kept them out, Halifax were eventually rewarded. Emma Crawford was the scorer following a pass from Kate Walsh.
In the second half, Halifax had chances but could not put the ball in the net.
Against the run of play, Bingley broke down their right and equalised.
Halifax continued to push forward but had to settle for a point and stay fifth.
Slazengers II 3
Halifax III 0
HALIFAX were beaten by their Wakefield hosts who had started the day level on points with them in Yorkshire Four.
The home side scored twice in the first half and added a third from a penalty flick after the break but the visitors competed well in a good match.
Goalkeeper Liz Stead made a timely return after injury, filling the void created by the loss of Claire Donson who suffered a broken leg in the last training session before Christmas.
Stead was the visitors’ player of the match but there were also good displays from centre back Rachael Robertshaw, centre forward Rachel Hoyle, right midfielder Hannah James and busy left back Amy Campsall.
Halifax were unable to convert a few short corners and Rebecca Greenwood shot just wide after a good run down the right by Charlotte Moss.
Other result: Yorkshire Two, Thirsk 1 2 Halifax Ladies II 1.