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GREETLAND Goldstars under 16 girls turned on the style to earn a 5-3 victory at Bradford City Girls.

Bradford started the better and took the lead through an unfortunate early own goal.

Greetland stepped up their efforts and a super pass from white to Doyle saw the visitors equalise.

Teale ran down the wing and found Ginley who swept the ball across to Ward who fired in a cross which was met with a magnificent header from White for 2-1. Two minutes later another team effort from Arthur, Teale and Doyle put Greetland further ahead with a goal from Doyle.

City were quickly into their stride after the break, pulling the score back to 3-2.

But Greetland edged further ahead in the 70th minute when a ball through the middle by Leeming allowed Doyle to grab yet another hat trick.

Once again City fought back and grabbed another goal back but seven minutes before the end another fantastic run from Teale down the wing saw her cross for Doyle, who headed in Greetland’s fifth.

CROSSLEY Belles under 18s collected their first win of the season with a comprehensive 8-1 success over Hemsworth Miners

A breakaway and well timed cross saw Hemsworth’s centre forward plant the ball home but it wasn’t long before Crossleys levelled when excellent one touch football between Charlotte McCormack and Jessica Skelding resulted in the latter firing home. Crossley continued to press and Shannon Dollard put them ahead before Emily Storry pounced on a rebound to make it 3-1.

Charlotte McCormack did everything but score before Storry fired hard and low then cracked home another with her right foot to secure her hat-trick and a 5-1 interval lead.

Hemsworth tried to hit back but they were under the cosh again when Storry unselfishly laid the ball off to Coleman allowing her get her name on the scoresheet.

McCormack then grabbed the goal she deserved before adding her second.

CROSSLEY Colts under 12s maintained their unbeaten league record with a fine 8-1 win against a resolute Lightcliffe outfit.

The ever dangerous Ethan Jones for Lightcliffe went close on a couple of occasions but found Adam Riding and Tyrin Shields in the Crossleys defence in fine form and when they did get through keeper Luke Millar was equal to the task.

Crossleys did break the deadlock when Matthew Gavan intercepted a Lightcliffe attack and sent Joe Schofield away. His pass found Euan Gelezuinas whose exquisite through ball found Jamie Sykes to fire home.

Crossleys went further ahead when Conner Richardson intercepted a ball to send Euan Gelezuinas away down the left and he crossed for Kyle Baxter to head down for Max Halsworth to fire home. Crossleys went further ahead when Gavan’s lovely lobbed pass allowed Max Halsworth to beat the offside trap. Lightcliffe keeper Max Rawson saved but the ball fell to Euan Gelezuinas who let fly from edge of area to make it 3-0 at the break.

Lightcliffe came out for the second half flying and pulled a goal back through Ethan Jones after good work from Joe Potter.

Crossleys then went on a scoring spree when Halsworth grabbed his second from a Gelezuinas corner before Halsworth completed his hat-trick from Kyle Baxter’s superb through ball. Crossleys’ sixth came when Max Halsworth turned provider for Jamie Sykes to grab his second with a shot from distance.

Lightcliffe never gave up and Millar pulled off a couple of fingertip saves before Crossleys went further ahead when Riding won the ball in midfield and sent Baxter away. His pass found Riding who in turn played in Halsworth for his fourth.

Crossley then wrapped things up when Richardson won the ball and found Riding who managed to beat a Lightcliffe defender to the ball before firing home.

HALIFAX Irish under 12s recovered from losing a first minute goal to hit eight goals past Elland in the Huddersfield League Division Two.

Irish Goalkeeper George Clarke has been outstanding all season but a long range shot evaded him. Within three minutes, however, Irish were level when Regan Martin picked out Aiden Walker who neatly sidestepped Elland keeper Mackenzie Bradwell and shot low into the net.

Irish’s Regan Martin caused all sorts of bother down the right and his cross was knocked home by Niall Paterson via a deflection. On the quarter hour mark Kian Sunderland broke clear and although he was brought down in the box Aiden Walker stepped up to coolly slot home the spot kick to make it 3-1.

Josh Burland turned provider for the fourth goal as he fed Sunderland who set up Niall Paterson to shoot high into the Elland net to make the half time score 4-1.

Elland did pull a goal back after the break with a fine header but Dion Oczabruk set up Irish’s fifth goal – his superb ball to Kian Sunderland was lashed home by the striker, and Sunderland got a sixth goal when he took Walker’s through ball in his stride and fired the ball high into the net.

Kian Sunderland then completed a great hat-trick thanks to more good work from Zach Thompson – both players combining well before Sunderland again hit an unstoppable shot high into the net.

Elland made it 7-3 thanks to a free kick but Irish had the last say with a Thompson solo effort.

More Junior Sport in Thursday’s Halifax Courier