Just one of our community sides featured this weekend as Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL hoped to pick up their first victory in 2021 against Featherstone Rovers…
Women’s RL | Trinity 10-54 Rovers
Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL were unable to find their first win of the 2021 campaign as they fell to a 54-10 defeat at the hands of Featherstone Rovers Ladies.
A try for Toni Thompkins opened her Trinity account in the first half gave Wakefield a slender chance at the interval.
However, Featherstone soon added after the break, and despite Emma Kershaw touching down for her first of the season, Trinity was not able to claw themselves back into the contest.
After two weeks without a game due to the Challenge Cup, Wakefield looked to avenge their derby day defeat against Leeds with another encounter with a close foe and it didn’t take either side long to register their first scores of the afternoon.
After Rovers took an early advantage, Thompkins took the game by the scruff of the neck, finally finding some space to touch the ball down and draw the scores level.
However, despite the momentum pendulum swinging in Trinity’s favour, it was Rovers who asserted themselves onto the contest, as Jess Courtman, Grace Dyke, Katie Hepworth and Chloe Billington ran in four unanswered tries to lead at the interval.
With Broadbent and Harnell’s half-time team-talk still ringing in their ears, Trinity started the second half well, pulling one back after back-to-back Featherstone scores.
This time, Kershaw spotted a gap in the Rovers line and was able to make them pay with a lovely line to touch down.
With still time to get back into the contest, an exasperated Trinity fought hard to inflict further damage to the opposition’s line, however, it just wasn’t to be as Rovers added two more late on.
Wakefield will now have another two-week break until 13th June when York City Knights head to the Mobile Rockets Stadium in round five.