- Wigan Warriors Women beat Bradford Bulls Women at Victoria Park to make it two from two in the Betfred Women’s Super League.
- The Warriors ran in eight tries on the day whilst keeping their opponents to nil.
- FT | Wigan Warriors 38-0 Bradford Bulls.
Wigan Warriors Women ran in eight tries with seven different scorers as they beat Bradford Bulls Women 38-0 at Victoria Park, Warrington on Sunday afternoon.
The rout included first Betfred Women’s Super League tries for Amy Boardman, Emily Stirzaker and a double for Anna Mary Davies.
Bradford started well against the Warriors, having an early dart into Wigan territory and forcing an early goal line drop out, but dropping the ball on two occasions to give it back to Wigan. The Warriors made the most of the opportunity after a high kick was spilled by Bradford, the resulting play saw Rachel Thompson put Vanessa Temple through to muscle her way over for the first score of the game.
The Warriors came close in the 14th minute as Georgia Wilson looked to add to her tally for the season but her foot found touch just before the goal line. The Warriors did find a way through for their second in the 18th minute, courtesy of Victoria Molyneux, the forward latching on to the ball and crashing over, the conversion attempt was wide and Wigan led 8-0.
Wigan extended their lead further just moments later as Mary Davies crossed for her first try in Cherry and White. A testing kick wasn’t dealt with by Bradford and Temple got hands on the ball to send her winger racing 35m to go over and put Wigan 14-0 up. Boardman then joined the rout, scoring her first try for the Warriors against her former side.
Wigan etched further ahead in the 31st minute, Stirzaker running the ball on the last to find her way over the whitewash, another scoring her first Super League try for the Club. Wilson added one last score before the half time break, going in at the left corner after quick thinking from Emma Dwyer at hooker to see the Warriors in with a 28-0 lead.
Bradford invited some early pressure to start the second period, giving a penalty away with the kick to touch taking Wigan 10m away, but they stood up in defence to deny Wigan any further score early in the half. Wigan were asking all the questions in the opening 15 minutes of the second half but the Bulls were persistent in return and the score stayed at 28-0.
The Cherry and Whites got their game back on track in the 62nd minute, after back to back handling errors from the Bulls, Wigan were camped on the goal line, and a good pass saw Rebecca Greenfield shoot through a gap in the defence to score, the conversion missed for 32-0.
Mary Davies completed the scoring for the day with a great solo break to stride under the sticks, Thompson added the extras to seal a 38-0 victory for the Warriors and make it two from two in the 2021 Betfred Women’s Super League.
Wigan Warriors: Rebecca Greenfield, Anna Mary Davies, Georgia Wilson, Megan Grace-Holding, Emily Stirzaker, Rachel Thompson, Alison Burrows, Holly Speakman, Carys Marsh, Jade Gregory-Haselden, Vanessa Temple, Paige Costello, Victoria Molyneux
Interchanges: Emma Dwyer, Lucy Baggaley, Eleanor Dainty, Amy Boardman
Tries: Temple (5’), Molyneux (18’), Davies (22’, 73’), Boardman (26’), Stirzaker (31’), Wilson (39’) Greenfield (62’)
Goals: Wilson 2/7, Thompson 1/1
Bradford Bulls: Bethany Macmillan, Kacy Haley, Savannah Andrade, Sarah Dunn, Hannah Donald, Danielle Bose, Stacey Greenwood, Abigail Pinder, Grace Ramsden, Adara Telemacque, Olivia Wood, Jess Harrap, Millie Taylor
Interchanges: Elise Townsend, Alice Fisher, Samantha Herrick, Bailey Alexander