January 20, 2022

Lisa looking forward to a “competitive” season after fixture reveal

Wakefield Trinity Ladies’ Lisa Taylor is looking forward to a competitive campaign after the 2022 Women’s Super League fixtures were announced on Tuesday.

In a slightly-tweaked format, the WSL will now be split into two groups as the RFL hope to make for a more fierce season.

Establishing themselves will be the first port-of-call for Trinity, with nearby neighbours Bradford and Featherstone joining as the three West Yorkshire sides in the competition.

However, it will be a trip to Leigh in Round One and Taylor is excited about the prospect of facing the new arrival.

“I’ve played Leigh a few times, and they deserve a spot in the top-flight,” she explained.

“A well-drilled team, who we need to play smart against. Nothing fancy, just basics.

“Hopefully with a few friendlies under our belts, we will be ready and raring to go.”

Following the conclusion of the 2021 season, Wakefield re-grouped, inviting several fresh faces into the ranks for the upcoming season.

With pre-season well underway and everyone settling in just fine, the side looks to the future, and Lisa is hoping fans will see a much more competitive outfit in the forthcoming year.

“I think the split-up of the league will do us good,” she said, speaking on the season ahead.

“We are nowhere near the top level yet. We are starting from scratch with new players, so we need to get to grips with how each other plays etc…and I think the teams we will be playing, we hopefully can compete against.”

The likes of Barrow, Warrington and Bradford will all provide a stern test for this young Trinity side, but Taylor insists that they will take every game as it comes and will not be intimidated.

“I think any team can cause you problems on the day, underdog or not.

“We have just got to stay focused and not panic. We need to stick together, on and off the pitch, keep working hard for each other and the success will come.”

A fresh start is just the remedy Trinity need, and with a positive pre-season under their belt, the side is shooting for the stars, with 2022 not coming quick enough.

“Our main ambition is to compete! We had a very rough 2021 season, not only with the hard competition in the league but actually keeping a team.

“It’s not easy fielding a different squad week in, week out. We need to be consistent, so hopefully this season we will finally get the victories we are gunning and worked hard for.

Wakefield Trinity Ladies’ trip to Leigh in Round One will take place on Sunday, 15th May with all games being publicised across the club’s social media platforms.