Wakefield Trinity Ladies’ Olivia Cummins was delighted to get her first try of the 2022 season after opening the scoring this weekend against Barrow.
Following a fast start from Trinity, which saw the home side apply pressure to the visitors in the opening 5 minutes following back-to-back penalties, a kick to the corner from captain Saskia Lewis was not dealt with by the Barrow defender, allowing Cummins to pounce.
Her quick-thinking and impeccable skills saw the winger take the ball in close to the line, pushing two Raiders’ defenders out of the way to touch down.
“I am pleased to finally get over the line,” Cummins explained.
The opening pressure definitely paid off, allowing me to finally got over the line in the first couple of minutes.
“Getting that first try gives me more confidence as we enter the final games of the season. Playing on the wing, which isn’t the position I usually play, but I have been put there for a reason, has finally reaped its rewards.”
Despite an incredible start to proceedings on Sunday, it was Barrow who took the spoils on a sweltering day at the Be Well Support Stadium, taking the game to a 50-4 victory.
Trinity dug deep, however, providing a solid attacking display in the second period as we looked to reduce the deficit.
“We definitely performed well, especially under the circumstances, as we all dug deep and stuck together.
“The result doesn’t affect how much we worked together as a team, coming out in the second half with a lot more enthusiasm.”
It is back to the training pitch now for Wakefield as we look to build on areas of our performance that lacked at the weekend.
There is a short turnaround, though, with Barrow, once again, the opposition this weekend as we travel to Cumbria for a 12pm kick-off at Craven Park.
“We do have areas we can improve on, with one being sliding in defence, marking our players and not getting drawn in as easily.
“Despite having a short turnaround, I definitely think we can win this game by working on our mistakes this week in training.
“I am looking forward to getting back out on the field and actually showing people we are meant to be in this league.”
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