Wakefield Trinity Ladies fall to defeat as Barrow Raiders Ladies take a 50-4 victory at the Be Well Support Stadium yesterday.
After two points against Castleford two weeks ago, Trinity entertained the Raiders for the first time this season, with the side heading to Cumbria this coming Sunday.
With a similar squad that beat the Tigers, Trinity set out with menace. Following a set restart in the opening set, Wakefield found themselves 20 metres out with six tackles to go.
After a dominant set, the ball was eventually worked to Saskia Lewis, who put in a tester for the Barrow defender. The ball was dropped, and, expertly done, Olivia Cummins was on hand to pick the ball up and touch down.
“We started great and put Barrow on the back foot from the first whistle,” said Trinity head coach, Charlie Doherty, speaking on yesterday’s defeat.
“We made a couple of errors and compounded those with penalties and found ourselves with too much to do. Massive credit to both sides for playing in those conditions without scheduled breaks, especially those that played the full 80.”
Despite getting on the front foot early, Barrow soon came into the contest, turning up the pressure on the Trinity line in the sweltering heat. This soon became fruitful for the visitors as they ran over multiple tries in the opening half to take a 28-4 lead at the interval.
Following an extended half-time break due to the weather, it was Barrow who picked up where they left off in the second half, running over two quickfire tries in the opening few minutes.
Trinity did try and find a foothold back into the contest, though, Brooke Price taking a lovely cut-out pass from Abby Price, but the winger was hounded out of play.
Barrow did have the last of the tries, however, as they saw the game out to take victory, condemning Trinity to defeat.
“There are parts of our game that we need to review and revisit as a squad to ensure that we can perform consistently for the full 80 minutes so that’ll be the focus this week,” Doherty followed.
“We know that if we build pressure by completing sets and putting into the game what we’ve practiced at training we score points.
“We already know it’s going to be a battle, so we need to go with the right mindset to stick in that battle for the full game.”
Wakefield Trinity Ladies will be back in action this coming Sunday as, this time, we head to Barrow to face the Raiders at Craven Park.