Source: WRLA

Hull Wyke Ladies notch up first win

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Hull Wyke Ladies recorded their first competitive league win yesterday beating East Leeds 16-8 at home in what proved to be tricky conditions.

The home side opened the scoring with some great play spreading the ball out wide for Charlotte Whelham to go over in the corner. Kicked missed 4-0

After exchanging bruising sets, the visitors scored a break away try to level the game 4-4, but it wasn’t long before stand off Nat Thompson scored again for the home side with some really neat play from the girls, drawing the opposition in and with quick hands getting the ball away. Kick missed 8-4

Again sets were exchanged in some shocking weather and both sides held the ball well before the first half drew to an end. Half time 8-4

The second half started with the home side kicking off and the girls really started heating things up in defence with some bone crunching hits and quick line speed and it wasn’t long until Chloe James went over; after a barn storming run onto a flat ball crashing over, making the score 12-4 kick missed.

It was two and fro  for a while with both sides getting through their sets, which was great to see in such poor conditions, until try scorer Charlotte Whelham was sin binned for retaliation, after a shocker of a high tackle on scrum half Tanya Hamman.

Wyke were down to 12 for a second game in a row, they really dug deep but East Leeds flyer of a full back wriggled her way through to go 80 metres. Kick missed 12-8

Wyke raised their game, spending the majority of the second half camped deep in East Leeds territory and really turning the screw in both attack and defence, but East Leeds held strong until another quick play, resulting in a fantastic flat ball for Nat Romano to crash over to seal the game for the Wyke team. Kick missed 16-8.

Wyke probed and probed at the visitors try line with a corker of a chip over the defensive line, almost being grounded by Ruby Adkins but being denied after being ruled just out of play.

The game came to an end and the Ladies came away with a very deserved but hard fought victory 16-8

After the game Wyke coaches said the team, were outstanding and had made them very proud. Their player of the game was Tasha Diamond who played an unbelievable match, making an incredible difference with the yards gained.

Match report via Amanda Wigglesworth, WRLA