BRADFORD City Women's Reserves ran out winners in an exciting midweek game at Nelson.

The Admiralettes were drawing 2-2 at the break through Jess Rigg and Amelia Ripley, but the Bantams’ second string had a great second half to win 5-2.

On target for the reserves were ex-Skipton Town players Sophie Hawkins (2) and Corina Riley, plus Amelia White and Ellie Edwards.

Meanwhile City’s under-18s drew with Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves in a fantastic game played in tough conditions.

Farsley were 3-1 up at half-time, but City stepped it up after the interval to secure a 4-4 draw.

An expanded Yorkshire U18 Girls’ League starts on September 12, with City rejoining the League in a new Division One. They start with a home game against Brighouse Town.

Queensbury Celtic and Skipton Town’s U18s will play in a new Division Two South. Both are away on the first day, at Norristhorpe and Ryburn Valley respectively.

The West Riding County Women's Football League commences on September 13, with a largely-unchanged line-up.

In the Premier Division, Thackley are at Harrogate Railway, who have dropped down a league, and Silsden travel to Leeds Medics and Dentists.

Tyersal start their new First Division season at Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves, with Skipton Town at promoted Hemsworth Town on the opening weekend.

Unfortunately, league re-organization sees Dewsbury Rangers and Phoenix drop down to the Second Division, where they will play alongside Thackley Reserves.

The FA Women's National League restart their games on September 20.

As well as the Bradford City against Chester-Le-Street game, opening fixtures in Division One include Brighouse Town vs Liverpool Feds and Norton and Stockton Ancients vs Leeds United.

The North East Regional Women's Football League season will start on September 27.

Bradford (Park Avenue) will host Altofts, and the newly-elected Farsley Junior Ladies First Team entertain York R.I. in a revised Southern Division.

Finally, Farsley Celtic Women welcome promoted Alnwick Town to ‘The Citadel’ in their Premier Division opener.