The Women’s Rugby League summer season began on Sunday with four exciting fixtures taking place.
The first game saw Wigan St Patricks welcome Featherstone Rovers and in a close fought affair it was the home side who emerged with the win on the opening weekend 10-4. Becky Greenfield and Gillian Aspin touched down and Gemma Hennesey converted one of the tries for Wigan. Featherstone’s try was scored by Grace Field but the home side had the edge on the day.
Wakefield Trinity Ladies welcomed Stanningley and the travelling side impressed to earn a 56-10 win.
It was another away win in the Oulton vs Thatto Heath St Helens game with Thatto powering to a 62-0 win. There were two tries each for Jodie Cunningham, Tara Jones, Jade Ward and Chantelle Crowl. Charlotte Hill, Faye Gaskin and Lizzie Gladman all scored one each. Chantelle Crowl added one goal and Faye Gaskin was on target with 8 goals.
The final game of the weekend saw Leigh Miners welcome Barrow and it was the hosts who proved strongest with a 36-16 win. Leigh’s Sarina Tamou and Rachael Ogeden both scored two tries each. Further tries were scored by Grace Morley, Georgia Sutherland, Megan Eastwood and Mairead Quinn. It wasn’t a day for the goal scorers with neither side managing to add a goal to their scores. Barrow’s tries came from Michelle Larkin, Samantha Norman, Amy Beard and Kelly Friend to round off a fantastic opening weekend.
Report by Rebecca Bird
Today’s results and fixtures for next week:
Women’s Premier Division
Results – Sunday 12th March
Leigh Miners 36 Barrow 16
Oulton 0 Thatto Heath St Helens 62
Wakefield Trinity 10 Stanningley 56
Wigan St Patricks 10 Featherstone Rovers 4
Fixtures for Sunday 19th March 2017
Stanningley Ladies v Oulton Raidettes
Featherstone Rovers v Leigh Miners Rangers
Castleford Tigers v Wigan St Patricks
Batley Bulldogs v Wakefield Trinity
Barrow v Bradford Bulls
Thatto Heath St Helens BYE
The Table after week 1
|1||Thatto Heath St Helens||1||1||0||0||62||0||62||2|
|3||Leigh Miners Rangers Ladies||1||1||0||0||36||16||20||2|
|4||Wigan St Patricks Ladies||1||1||0||0||10||4||6||2|
|6||Bradford Bulls Women||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|7||Castleford Tigers Women||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8||Featherstone Rovers Ladies||1||0||0||1||4||10||-6||0|
|10||Wakefield Trinity Ladies||1||0||0||1||10||56||-46||0|