Hallam Ladies hit for six

It was a day to forget for Sheffield Hallam Ladies as they suffered a 6-0 drubbing against champions elect Ben Rhydding.

Hallam slipped to fifth, 13 points behind the North Premier League leaders, who have a nine point advantage over their next promotion challengers Timperley who lie in fourth place.

Bowdon Seconds and Whitley Bay & Tynemouth Seconds lie second and third respectively but cannot be promoted as second teams are not allowed in the National League.

Hallam face another tough ask on Saturday when they host Whitley Bay and Tynemouth at Abbeydale (1.30pm).

Better news for the second team who blitzed Bingley Bees 4-0 with goals from Sophie Elsworth, Clare Winter, Becks Lee and Olly Rawlinson.

It was their third win in four matches and should be a major confidence boost ahead of Saturday’s tough trip to Halifax.

The Thirds remained rooted to the bottom of Division 2 after a 3-1 defeat to Ben Rhydding but victory over Leeds Adel Carnegie 3s could see them swap places with the second from bottom side.

Hallam Fourths had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Adel Carnegie 5 thanks to a goal from Amy Wilson. They bid for their first victory of the season when they host Chapeltown 2s on Saturday (10.15am).