Wakefield Trinity Ladies confirm their first points of the Betfred Women’s Super League season as we defeat Castleford Tigers 8-4 at the Be Well Support Stadium.
Following a tightly-contested affair, Trinity opened the scoring, Nataliina Romano powered her way over the line.
Things got even better for Trinity late in the first half as vice captain, Cassy Lawson, added her second of the seas0n.
Castleford came back into the contest after the break, however, Trinity proved too much for the visitors on the day.
For the final time before the redevelopment of the East Stand, Wakefield Trinity organised a blockbuster day of Rugby League to celebrate the grand old ground.
It was the Ladies who opened the day, hosting neighbours Castleford as the sides met for the second time in 2022, Trinity coming our victorious in the Challenge Cup back in March.
The Tigers had strengthened, though, and caused Trinity problems from the off, proving a difficult side to break down as the first-half wore on.
Despite a resilient Tigers side, Trinity finally opened the deadlock just past the half-hour mark. Romano finding the ball after a lovely Leonie Lawson break as the prop forward powered her way over the line.
It didn’t take Wakefield long to double their advantage. Lawson found some space down the right hand side as Trinity came forward as she dotted the ball down to give us an 8-0 advantage at the break.
Looking to hold onto their new-found lead, the second half saw no difference in the game’s flow, both sides looking to keep themselves in the game.
As the game wore on, Wakefield continued to create chances in the Castleford line, Lawson thought she had she second of the game, only for it to be ruled out due to a knock on before Amy Bennett went close to the whitewash.
It was the visitors who brought back into the contest though. Kaitlin Varley added four points for the away side just minutes before the final hooter.
Trinity held on, however, celebrating their first points of the season with a victory over their closest rivals.