It was a busy weekend for our community teams this weekend as both Wakefield Trinity LFC and their under-23 side faced Barnsley Women Reserves and Farsley Celtic Women Reserves, respectively, while Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL entertained Featherstone Rovers Ladies.
Trinity LFC 7-0 Barnsley Women Reserves
Wakefield Trinity LFC ended their pre-season on a high as they thrashed Barnsley Women Reserves 7-0 in a last-minute friendly.
After a tentative start from both sides, Trinity grew into the game, asserting some early pressure onto their South Yorkshire opponents.
With just 12 minutes on the clock, it was Trinity who opened the scoring, Neve Renwick nudged the ball underneath the Barnsley goalkeeper to give Wakefield the lead at the break.
A nip and tuck half was the only way to explain the first period, however, Trinity LFC wasted no time after the interval.
Two quickfire goals from Emily Heckler added to the away side’s advantage. The captain heading the ball over the Barnsley ‘keeper before driving home her second and Trinity’s third.
Wakefield was on fire and with the game now open, Heckler completed her hat-trick. The centre-midfielder nodding home from close-range to give Wakefield complete control.
Despite their large advantage, there was no let-up from the visitors as Renwick saw her opportunity to follow in her captain’s footsteps.
The forward stroked the ball home after a beautifully-timed through ball before she capitalised on a mix up in the home defence to rifle home.
There was still time for Heckler to add her fourth, however, as she finished off Walker’s pass to complete a resounding victory.
Trinity LFC U23s 3-0 Farsley Celtic Women Reserves
Wakefield Trinity LFC U23s saw off Farsley Celtic Women Reserves with a resounding 3-0 victory at the Just Football MDC Stadium.
However, it was the away side who started the brighter, causing Trinity problems in the opening stages.
Despite Farsley’s early dominance, it was the hosts who took the game by the scruff of the neck, firing home shortly before the interval.
Young starlet, Orlane N’Cho, netting following some good build-up play, before Nicole Moffatt doubled Wakefield’s advantage.
The second half swung the way of Wakefield, but despite mountains of pressure, they could only convert one further goal, Julie Woods finishing smartly from a tight angle.
Wakefield Trinity Ladies RL start back with defeat as Featherstone Rovers Ladies take a comprehensive 52-0 victory.
After an overhaul in the Trinity pack over the last few weeks, the home side started the game with six new faces, and with little time to bed it, Rovers ran riot.
Six first-half tries gave the away side a resounding advantage at the break before Featherstone added another six in the second period.
Wakefield will return to action next Sunday as they face Warrington Wolves Women.