Wakefield Trinity LFC and their under-23 side both claimed victories as they continue their pre-season campaigns. Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL fell to defeat, while PDRL claimed another piece of history as Yorkshire and Lancashire squared up in the State of Origin.
Women’s Football | Trinity LFC 7-5 Chesterfield
Sharp-shooting midfielder Emily Heckler bagged four goals as Wakefield Trinity LFC ran riot at the Just Football MDC Stadium.
With the season not starting until September, Trinity LFC continued their preparations for life in the NERWFL Premier with a clash against Chesterfield.
And for the newly-promoted side, didn’t waste any time in getting amongst the goals. Heckler leading by example with four goals, with Megan Brackenbury, Neve Renwick and Amelia Bloomer adding one apiece to complete the victory.
Chesterfield did not give up without a fight, however, as the Spireites netted five goals to serve up a tasty contest.
Trinity LFC will now continue on their pre-season journey until the season starts up in September.
Trinity LFC U23s 2-2 Doncaster Rovers Belles Devs
Wakefield Trinity LFC Under-23s continued their fine pre-season form with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Doncaster Rovers Belles Devs.
Following their outstanding victory over Farsley Celtic Women Reserves last weekend, Trinity headed into the contest in a rich vein of form.
That form seemed to continue when both Dean and Tabor found themselves on the scoresheet.
For a side as well-established as Doncaster, Trinity was always in for a tough game, with the South Yorkshire side netting twice to send the game into deadlock.
Following a nail-biting finish, both sides left with their heads held high, completing a compelling draw at the Just Football MDC Stadium.
Women’s RL | Warrington 76-0 Trinity
Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL fell to defeat at Victoria Park yesterday as Warrington Wolves took the landslide victory.
Following last weekend’s defeat to Featherstone, a shakeup in the pack brought in fresh optimism as the Ladies hit the M62.
However, it was the Wire who took the lead into the interval, touching down nine first-half tries to take a comprehensive lead into the break.
Trinity rallied in the second period, but it just wasn’t to be as the home side claimed a 76-0 victory.
PDRL | Lancashire 14-16 Yorkshire
There was delight for Yorkshire as they claimed the spoils in the inaugural PDRL State of Origin yesterday, edging out Lancashire by two points.
On a day in which the disability game wrote another piece into the history books, Wakefield Trinity stood proud with seven PDRL players turning out for the Yorkshire side.
With adrenalin running high, it was the white rose who started the brighter, finding themselves 10-0 ahead at the break.
Lancashire was not going down without a fight, though, and clawed themselves back into the contest with two, quickfire scores.
Despite the setback, Yorkshire rallied and put the game out of reach late on. There was still time for a Lancashire consolation, however, the Trinity team cemented the victory to complete history.