Danby hosted Sunderland Broom in their first home match in Division One, taking a share of the spoils after a hard-fought 2-2 draw.
Danby were pleased to welcome back Claire Stringer in midfield and the home side started strong with pace from midfield passing quickly towards their front line.
This resulted in numerous short corners, one of which from a Kath Hogarth strike on goal, was coolly converted by Issy Hogarth on the left post to put Danby 1-0 ahead.
Sunderland were strong at marking and didn’t give Danby a lot of time on the ball and after a great save denied Lauren Tindall, Sunderland’s quick counter-attack caught Danby out and itwas 1-1 at half-time.
The second half saw Nikki Graham move up front and her pace caused Sunderland problems and she was able to play the ball through to Laura Anderson-Cornforth to make it 2-1 to Danby.
Danby’s defence was tight, clearing short corners away and Catherine Adamson made a fantastic save, but with seconds to go Sunderland managed to score at the far post to salvage a 2-2 draw.
Player of the match was Graham.
Danby have two matches this weekend, on Saturday they host Durham University and on Sunday they’re away at Durham in the Plate Cup final.
A depleted Whitby Ladies side were well-beaten at Durham University 3rds.
Missing a host of key players, Whitby had to have a re-shuffle, with Lisette Vincent-Jones forced to go in goal.
A strong Durham side ran out comfortable 14-0 winners after a dominant display.
On a testing afternoon, captain Dani Halley was Whitby’s player of the the match, while the visitors also gave youngster Olivia Coates a run out and she impressed.
Whitby have a rest weekend this week, but will be keen to get back to winning ways upon their return to action after slipping to second-bottom after their heavy defeat.