29th August 2017, 09:18 | champion_schools
Castleford dominated the game from the first whistle but Malet Lambert from Hull fought hard to make it a contest.
The Wakefield side began in fine style, rattling up 28 points without reply, full-back Frankie Cowell running in four tries with Aimee Wood crossing for another and Savannah Gaitley adding four conversions.
Just before half-time, Malet Lanbert managed to get their first points on the board when Megan Sage touched down and Katie Russell added the extras to make it 28-6.
The second half proved to be a more competitive affair with Sage crossing again and Russell converting to further reduce the deficit.
The two sides then continued to swap scores with Wood, Shelby Chiunge, Ellie-Mae Smith and Cowell scoring further tries for Castleford with Gaitley adding three conversions.
Sage claimed her hat-trick for Malet Lambert with Russell adding two tries and two conversions but their slow start had left them with too much of a mountain to climb.
However they had the consolation of Katie Russell being named Player of the Match.
Sophie Cox Medal Winner - Player of the Match - Katie Russell (Malet Lambert)
Castleford Academy: Frankie Cowell, Gemma Spears, Ellie-May Smith, Jade Stearne, Darcy Worth, Abbie-Mae Millward, Aimee-Leigh Wood, Kendal Rumford, Shelby Chiunye, Savannah Gaitley. Subs: Molly Downham, Abbie Williams, Katie Carton, Aimee Maxwell.
Tries: Cowell (5), Wood (2), Chiunge, Smith
Goals: Gaitley (7)
Malet Lambert: Megan Sage, Madison Kendal, Amy England, Ellie Nichol, Ellie Hardwidge, Lottie Brown, Abbie Brewitt, Katie Russell, Brooke, Sainty, Rosie, Abel. Interchange: Katie Hunter, Daisy Taylor, Sadie Blanchard.
Tries: Sage (3), Russell (2)
Goals: Russell (4)