Barnsley Women’s FC thrashed Leeds United 4-1 in the FA Cup but do not know whether they will play again in 2020.
The Reds are now in the first round of the cup in which they reached the fourth round last season and played top flight Tottenham Hotspur.
Barnsley were due to play Leeds again on Sunday in the league but non-elite sport has been postponed during the month-long national lockdown.
“It is a real shame,” said manager Andy Glossop.
“We have made a lot of changes this season, with me as the new manager and a lot of new players, and we feel as though we’re on the cusp of getting everything as we want it.
“Then for it to be halted, and us not training, is really frustrating.
“The questions now are: when and how do we come back? Do we have friendlies in December then a few league games or do we just come back in the New Year?
“I think the season will have to be played into the summer. A lot of players in our league work full-time so having to play twice in a week might be difficult.”
In the cup game, Kath Smith scored after just ten seconds with a long-range shot then Lindsey Tugby doubled the lead in the 12th minute after a defensive error. It was 2-1 at half-time but Darcie Greene and Courteney Csomor secured the win in the last 15 minutes.
Glossop said: “We were really pleased to get through to the next round but also to beat Leeds 4-1 and be really clinical. Especially after the disappointing results we have had over the last few weeks, it was important to get four goals, be dominant and just look a lot better. It is always pleasing to beat your local rivals, and they are usually close games against Leeds so to have a three-goal margin is very good.
“Hopefully it will be a turning point.
“We already had a bit of a turning point the week before when we were 3-0 down at half-time to Chester-le-Street and we came back to 3-2.”
Meanwhile, Barnsley FC Ladies continued their perfect start with a 3-2 home win over Oughtibridge. The Reds have now won all three of their matches after being formed for this season.
The scorers were Sadie Hooper, Amy Lassu and Lauren Collumbine. Barnsley are currently top of Division One in the Sheffield and Hallamshire League.
Worsbrough Bridge beat Wickersley 3-0 in Division Two. It was a first win of the season. Lucy Tindle bagged a brace with Jenna-Lea Portress also scoring.