Parker double overturns deficit and keeps Halifax flying high

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Halifax Ladies firsts continued their rich vein of form with a 3-2 win against in-form Rotherham Ladies firsts in Division Two South East.

It kept them second in the league, three points ahead of Huddersfield Dragons, who have a game in hand.

Halifax began the match at a high tempo and dominated for 15 minutes with Michaela Midgley, Dani Park and Kate Walsh creating chances.

Steph Jones gave them an early lead with a straight strike from a short corner.

Fourth-placed Rotherham battled back and converted their chances, taking a 2-1 lead before half time.

Ssome fine defending from Becca Camp, Nikki Boulton and Natalie Tyson allowed Halifax to regain their hold on the match.

A superb through ball from Kate Walsh set up Dani Parker to finish with a fine reverse stick effort.

Halifax ramped up the pressure, with Steph Jones and Emma Liversidge creating many opportunities with some great skills and pace.

Halifax finally got the goal they deserved when Parker put away a rebound after a short corner from Emma Liversidge.

Halifax continued to dominate through to the full time whistle, some solid defending from Regan Midgley and Ruth Prosser helping to keep Rotherham at bay.

Emma Liversidge was unlucky to not convert a late penalty flick.

Halifax are away to Leeds seconds, who are seventh, on Saturday.

The other Halifax Ladies teams were without games last weekend while the men’s seconds lost 3-2 to Huddersfield Dragons seconds in Yorkshire Three.