1st September 2019, 19:11 | womens_super_league
There were wins for all top four teams as the Women’s Super League continued on Sunday afternoon, with Castleford once again maintaining their unbeaten record, making it eleven on the trot with three games remaining of the regular season.
Castleford faced local rivals Featherstone Rovers at the Jungle, and they made light work of their opponents to remain unbeaten in the league as they close in on the league leaders shield with three games to go.
It was one-way traffic in the first half as the Tigers ran in seven tries unanswered, with doubles from Kelsey Gentles and Rhiannion Marshall. The duo completed their hat-tricks in the second half as the Tigers ran away in another high scoring game. Georgia Roche also registered her hat-trick with Jasmine Cudjoe shining with a double in an outstanding 74-8 victory.
Leeds hosted Bradford on Friday night as the Rhinos continued their challenge for the league leaders’ shield with a hard-earned victory. There was a try a piece in the first half but Leeds ran away with it in the second forty, as Caitlin Beevers, Madison Laverick and Courtney Hill all crossed the whitewash to seal a 22-4 win over the Bulls.
St Helens were one of three teams to hit more than a half century score as they travelled to York City Knights. Saints scored four tries in the first half but saw Chantelle Crowl sent off early on. The reduction in players didn’t phase the Saints though as they went on to score a further seven tries in the final forty, Katie May Williams bagging a hat-trick with Faye Gaskin and Claire Mullaney also registering two each.
The 56-0 win keeping Saints within reaching distance of Castleford Tigers in the race for the shield.
The final tie of the round saw reigning Champions Wigan Warriors host Wakefield Trinity Ladies, as the Cherry & Whites kept up their recent form with a big win at home. Holly Speakman, Alison Burrows and Eleanor Dainty crossed for the home side, whilst Lisa Taylor notched one for Trinity, the scores close at 18-4 at half time.
Wigan went on to score seven more without response, including a debut try for Katie Stephens and a fine solo effort from Leah Darbyshire in the 52-6 win.
Leeds Rhinos 22 - 4 Bradford Bulls
Castleford Tigers 74 – 8 Featherstone Rovers (Live on Our League)
Wigan Warriors 52 – 6 Wakefield Trinity
York City Knights 0 – 56 St Helens