Wakefield Trinity Ladies defeated on Sunday as Leigh Miners RL took the spoils in round 12 of the Betfred Women’s Super League.
Following a massive performance in defeat against Bradford two weeks ago, Trinity’s tails were up and looking to put some points on our Greater Manchester opponents.
There were a few changes to the pack from our most recent outing, Megan Preston being moved back to centre as captain Saskia Lewis slotted straight into the halves.
“It was a disappointing performance and result. There were some good individual performances but the team effort we saw at Bradford just wasn’t there.” said Ladies’ head coach Jason Talbot.
However, it was the away side that drew first blood. Despite a strong start from Wakefield, where we completed both our opening sets, a quick break from the visitors foiled the Trinity defence, Leigh eventually running it over in the sixth minute.
Just like the start of the contest, the momentum pendulum was swinging, and it didn’t take the hosts long to draw back level. Quick hands down the line eventually found the hands of halfback Abbie Millward, her speed at the line brought in the Leigh defence, leaving Cassy Lawson to touch down.
“I thought Cassy was outstanding and deserved her try. It was one of the few times we asked questions to their defence.
“Ellie Brown and Olivia Cummins we’re strong yesterday as well.”
Trinity weren’t level for long, though, as Leigh pushed themselves in front for a second time in the match before adding to their lead in the 25th minute to take a 16-6 lead at the interval.
The second half proved fruitful for the visitors as we looked for a route back into the contest. Leigh tallied up four second-half tries to put the game out of sight for Wakefield.
Defeat yesterday sets up a mouth-watering clash with Castleford Tigers next week as both clubs go level on points into next Sunday’s contest.
“Next weekend is a really important game for both clubs.
“Whoever wins will be in Super League next season. We need to improve our attacking structures.
“Too often we let ourselves down with poor execution which results in us defending too much. If we can complete high and believe in each other, we can get the win these girls deserve.”
Trinity Ladies will be back in action next Sunday as we travel to Castleford for the penultimate Betfred Women’s Super League game of the season.