Wakefield Trinity LFC’s Development side reached the SHWGL Women’s Cup Final, while our Ladies RL side saw their Super League game with York City Knights postponed.
Women’s Football | Trinity LFC 2-2 Dronfield LFC (3-1 Pens)
A tense penalty shoot-out victory saw Wakefield Trinity LFC Development see off Dronfield Town Ladies and claim their spot in the SHWGL Women’s Cup Final.
An enthralling second-half display from both sides followed a tightly contested first period, with the scores level at the break.
A goal-fest after the interval ensued, however, an extra-time finish from Danni Walker put Trinity in pole-position before Dronfield’s Annabel Davies levelled the scores up.
That late equaliser didn’t dampen Wakefield spirits, though, as a comfortable shoot-out win secured their place in the final.
Following their hard-fought victory over Rotherham in the quarters, Trinity LFC’s development side entered into their battle with Dronfield in high confidence.
With a place in the final at stake, neither side offered much in the opening half, with mind games taking hold early on.
After a scrappy first period, both sides came out with their head coaches team talk ringing in their ears, however, it was Dronfield who drew first blood.
Davies adding her first of the game with a lovely finish, before Trinity pegged the game back. 16-year-old, Katelyn Rowley, in high spirits following her call-up to the development side celebrated with a goal, finishing beautifully to level up the contest.
With nothing separating the sides after 90 minutes, a tense period of extra time ensued. With neither side wanting to give too much away, Trinity made the first move, Walker putting the final touches on a silky Wakefield move to give them the lead.
Dronfield never gave up fighting, however, and it wasn’t long before they fought themselves back into the contest. Trinity’s arch-nemesis, Davies, once again, tucking the ball away to send the game to penalties.
Cometh the hour, cometh the hero and with nothing to lose, Trinity’s 17-year-old goalkeeper, Ella Worthington, was in fine form.
The young keeper made no mistakes, stopping two Dronfield penalties to give Trinity the victory and cement their place in the final.
Ladies RL | Trinity vs Knights – Postponed
Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL saw their game with York City Knights postponed this weekend by the RFL.
This is because it has not been possible to arrange the necessary level of medical cover for the matches.
It is hoped that the postponed fixtures will be rearranged next month.