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Womens Super League South

29 Aug 2021

Cardiff Demons clinch first Betfred Super League South title

Cardiff Demons clinch first Betfred Super League South title

Cardiff Demons triumphed over Army RL to clinch the inaugrial Betfred Women's Super League South title at Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday, in the most dramatic fashion.

The Welsh side found themselves behind by two scores twice in the game and seeminginly heading for defeat, only for captain Ffion Lewis to cross in the dying seconds to clinch victory from the jaws of defeat.

It was the Army who started much the best, notching twice in the opening exchanges. 

First, Kaiya Glynn finished off a fine phase of play, before captain Emily White powered over to secure an early 10-0 lead.

The Demons looked shellshocked, but produced a score of the very highest order to kickstart their afternoon. Two sensational grubbers took the Demons from one end of the field to the other, with Eleri Michel touching down to get her team on the board.

The sides exchanged scores in a frantic period before the break, as we headed into the interval with the Army leading 16-12.

There was much more drama to come, as Cardiff tied the scores early on in the second period, only for the Army to draw clear again - tries from Beth Dainton and Katie Price making it a 26-16 lead.

But Cardiff weren't done, and with Ffion Lewis and Molly Reardon's scores bringing them within two, Lewis had the opportunity to tie things up with 5' to go, but she missed the crucial conversion.

But she'd make up for it - and then some - minutes later.

A frantic period of pressure from the Demons in the left corner lead to Lewis recycling the ball, and her charge under the posts could not be halted, ensuring the very first WSL South title would be heading to Wales.