Women lose to York

  • Wigan Warriors Women lose to York City Knights Ladies at Odsal Stadium.
  • The Warriors were handed a second defeat of the season in a close contest on Monday evening.
  • FT | Wigan Warriors 4-12 York City Knights.

Georgia Wilson was on the scoresheet again for the Wigan Warriors Women, but her solo try was not enough for her side to take the win against York City Knights Ladies on Monday night.

Wigan were tested early on as York went over for the first of the game after four minutes. Wigan were holding well in defence but Kelsey Gentles managed to squeeze over from short range, converted by Emma Hardy for an early 6-0 score to the Knights.

The Warriors asked some questions of York but the defence stood up well to deny the Warriors a chance at the goal line. Rachel Thompson came the closest to an equaliser in the 22nd minute, skipping inside but being stopped just short by Rhiannion Marshall.

Wigan’s Wilson reduced the deficit in the 32nd minute, latching on to a fired-out pass to the right wing to ease over in the corner, the touchline conversion from Aimee Wood was just short and York led 6-4 at the break.

Wigan looked to notch themselves ahead but again York continued to make it difficult. York pulled further in the lead in the 57th minute though as a grubber kick to the goal line wasn’t dealt with and Hardy pounced on the loose ball, converting her own effort for 12-4. 

The Warriors continued to press the Knights’ back line in search of a way through but despite their best efforts, Wigan struggled to find a way back into the game. It was a constant battle in the last 15 minutes for both sides, but with no more scores to come, York took the narrow 12-4 victory at Odsal.

Wigan Warriors: Rebecca Greenfield, Anna Mary Davies, Emily Stirzaker, Emily Baggaley, Georgia Wilson, Rachel Thompson, Alison Burrows, Lucy Baggaley, Emma Dwyer, Holly Speakman, Amy Boardman, Vanessa Temple, Vicky Molyneux.

Eleanor Dainty, Freya Hellin, Aimee Wood, Kaitlin Hilton.

Wilson (32’)

Wood 0/1

York City Knights: Kelsey Gentles, Ashleigh Hyde, Tamzin Renouf, Savannah Andrade, Ellie Hendry, Emma Hardy, Katie Langan, Grace Field, Sinead Peach, Alisha Clayton, Olivia Wood, Daisy Sanderson, Rhiannion Marshall.

Georgia Taylor, Mary Tiplady, Bev Langan, Alexandra Stimpson.

Gentles (4’), Hardy (57’)

Hardy 2/2