Tigresses impress as Yorkshire down that ‘other' team

Posted: Sunday 16th June 2019 - 7:20 PM


Kelsey Gentles and Rhiannion Marshall both bagged themselves a try while Georgia Roche brilliantly tucked away a drop goal to win the Origin series for Yorkshire. 

The game got off to a bad start for Lindsay Anfield’s side as Lancashire’s Michelle Davis capitalised on an early error to open the scoring inside the first minute. 

However, the tables quickly turned and a similar error from the team in red allowed Yorkshire to hit back immediately through Leah Jones. Rhiannion Marshall was then given the near-impossible task of a touchline conversion nevertheless, she slotted it away beautifully to give her side a 6-4 lead. 

Moments later, Sinead Peach was able to set up Amy Hardcastle for Yorkshire’s second before Lancashire replied courtesy of Leah Burke. 

In the second half, Kelsey Gentles extended the visitors’ lead to 14-8 after crashing over the whitewash. 

However, back to back efforts from Lancashire’s Vanessa Temple and Vicky Molyneux allowed the team in red to take a 20-14 lead. 

With around ten minutes remaining though, Savannah Andrade was able to produce a sensational individual effort from dummy half. The Bradford player powered through the heart of Lancashire’s defence as Marshall’s conversion made it 20-20. 

With the match finely poised, only a moment of magic was going to separate both these sides. That magic moment was delivered courtesy of 2018 Woman of Steel Georgia Roche. 

The Castleford youngster produced a 30 meter drop goal to not only seal the win but also the entire series. 

As Lancashire looked for a way back, a mistake on their own ten meter line saw them gift possession to Marshall. The loose forward made them pay as she crossed the whitewash to make the final score 27-20. 

 

Yorkshire 

17 Leah Jones

1 Caitilin Beevers 

5 Ashleigh Hyde 

7 Amy Hardcastle

2 Kelsey Gentles (Atkinsons Fencing & Decking Specialists and Castle Commercial Cleaning Services)

3 Georgia Roche (Reactive Installations, Met Life Insurance and Tracked Spider Solutions)

24 Danielle Bose

16 Grace Field (Greywood Hall)

9 Sinead Peach (PlayFair Garage and Riverside Signs & Designs)

8 Shona Hoyle (Tracy & Mark Channell-Napier)

14 Katie Hepworth 

23 Charlotte Booth

21 Rhiannion Marshall (Marra Falcons and Castle Commercial Cleaning Services)

(Subs all used)

12 Daisy Sanderson 

18 Shannon Lacey 

20 Tamzin Renouf (Anthony Higgins Transport)

4 Savannah Andrade 

 

 

Lancashire

1 Rebecca Greenfield

4 Leah Burke

5 Naomi Williams

11 Charlotte Hill

23 Michelle Davis 

3 Jodie Cunningham

14 Faye Gaskin

8 Amy Johnson 

9 Tara Jones

16 Roxy Murdoch 

21 Chantelle Crowl 

12 Vanessa Temple 

20 Vicky Molyneux

(Subs all used)

18 Sarah Lovejoy

7 Zoe Harris

24 Samantha Simpson 

17 Lucy Baggaley 

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