Doncaster Belles: Title hopes still on despite draw

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Lady Luck was not on the under-16s’ side as Huddersfield Town snatched a point late on, writes Marie Gibb.

The Belles, who currently sit three points adrift of leaders Handsworth their Sheffield & Hallamshire Girls County League, thought they had clinched a vital three points when a Jade Smedley cross deceived Huddersfield’s defence and slipped underneath the ‘keeper for a 75th minute lead.

However, third-placed Town hit back with minutes to spare to nick a point.

The Belles were expecting a tough match as Huddersfield tested Doncaster shot-stopper Georgia Wattam on occasions with ‘Belle of the Ball’ Abby Freeman putting in some last-ditch tackles for her side.

Despite their battling efforts, the Belles came off the pitch disappointed not to have secured a vital win to keep up the pressure as the title race closes in.

The Belles travel to Aston Swallownest this weekend with leaders Handsworth facing a tricky tie away to Huddersfield.