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🗞 Weekend Round-Up | Trinity PDRL fall to Grand Final defeat

A busy weekend for our sides as Wakefield Trinity PDRL entered their second Grand Final in three years as they faced Warrington in York, while Trinity LFC played host to Sheffield Wednesday.

🏉 PDRL | Trinity 0-12 Wolves

An outstanding season for Wakefield Trinity PDRL ended in defeat in York as Warrington Wolves took the spoils in the 2021 Grand Final.

A hard-fought compelling contest capped off a very difficult season, with both sides being every wary within the first 25.

However, it wasn’t mean to be in the end as two tries in the final 25 minutes took Warrington into the ascendancy, seeing out the contest to claim Grand Final Glory.

Following a few weeks off due to injuries and problems brought about due to Covid-19, Trinity was still finding match fitness going into the contest.

However, it was Lee Whiteley’s side who started the brighter, exploring the Warrington defence from very early on.

In a nip and tuck first period, neither side managed to take the game by the scruff of the neck, with the Wire having the best opening half.

After a lapse pass by Darren Dean, the ball was put on a plate for Nathan to run through unchallenged, however, the referee judged the Wire number one to be offside in the build-up and brought the play back.

It wasn’t too long before the Cheshire side took the lead, though, and not long after the interval, it was Warrington who opened the scoring.

Nathan picking the ball up in centre-field as running half of the pitch to touch down under the posts to give Wakefield a mountain to climb.

Down but not out, Trinity rallied, however, it was the Wolves who secured the victory in the final stages, bulldozing over in the corner to snatch the 12-point victory.

2021 has been a fantastic year for Wakefield Trinity PDRL, if you are interested in getting involved, please email info@wakefieldtrinityfoundation.co.uk.

⚽️ Women’s Football | Trinity 6-1 Wednesday

Neve Renwick scored within the opening 12 seconds as Wakefield Trinity LFC beat Sheffield Wednesday 6-1 at the Just Football MDC Stadium.

Following their late, agonising draw against Sunderland West End last week, Trinity LFC entered into their game against Sheffield looking for their first victory of the 2021/22 campaign.

The side got off to the best possible start as Renwick slotted home after just 12 seconds to heap misery onto her former club.

A fast start produced rich rewards, however, it was the home side who had to wait until the 36th minute to double their advantage as Clarkson grabbed her first goal in Red, White & Blue.

The interval was just coming at the wrong time for Trinity, but it was the away side who pulled one back before the break with a sizzling shot from outside of the box.

Despite the setback, Wakefield rallied, re-instating their two-goal advantage just past the hour-mark.

Excellent play from Becky Fury put the ball on a plate for Emily Heckler, who provided a cool, calm collected finish.

With their tails up, Trinity smelt blood and wasted no time in securing three goals in the final 15 minutes to secure their first victory of the season.

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