WOMEN'S: Oulton 38-14 Vikings

WOMEN'S: Oulton 38-14 Vikings widnesvikings.co.uk

17th May 2018

Widnes battled hard against an experienced Raidettes side who turned on the style in the second half to run out 38-14 winners. 

Oulton started strongly but resolute defence kept them at bay.

Widnes forward Catherine Bazley-Harrison showed a rare turn of speed to power down the touchline but a foot in touch prevented a certain try.  

The Raidettes then went upfield and opened the scoring as Kirsty Nash scored in the corner.  

Widnes soon responded and it was Sammi Simpson who continued her scoring streak to level the scores.

Jazz Mason, in her first game, was making valuable metres every time she got the ball and it looked like Widnes would be next to score, but Oulton increased their lead and it was Nash again who touched down. Townend converted and it was 10-4.  

Kia Doyle then made a great run deep into the Oulton half, and a couple of tackles later, Simpson went in under the posts. Meg Jackson converted and the scores were level.  

However ,with minutes to the break, Oulton got a penalty on half way and their quick tap left the Widnes defence flat footed as Townend raced away to score under the posts. She converted to make the half time score 16-10.

Oulton Raidettes 16-10 Widnes Vikings

Widnes needed a good start to the second half but a knock on just 20 seconds from the restart put them under pressure and Laura Teasdale's try, converted by Townend further extended Oulton's lead.  

Simpson then dragged Widnes back into the game with a typical 50 metre special and at 22-14, the game was nicely poised.  

However, a second for Teasdale, converted by Townend, and another from Nash, which completed her hat trick, effectively settled the game for Oulton.

Widnes stuck to the task and tried to get a consolation try but it was Oulton who had the final say when Vanessa Harriman went 50 metres to give the hosts a somewhat flattering scoreline and a cruel conclusion for the spirited Vikings.

Full-Time: Oulton Raidettes 38-14 Widnes Vikings


Oulton Raidettes

Chloe Kerrigan, Emma Shillito, Kiera Saville, Laura Teasdale, Kirsty Nash, Ellen Strafford, Megan Beach, Zoe Langley, Frankie Townend, Annie Argyle, KJ Williamson, Vanessa Harriman, Erica Zanre. SUBS:  Kath Redpath, Chloe Barton, Beth Simpson, Terri Baldwin, Kelly Aitken.


Tries:  Nash 3, Teasdale 2, Harriman, Townend

Goals:  Townend 5/7


Widnes Vikings

Hannah Quirk, Olivia Hawkett, Laura Godwyn-Outten, Olivia Miah, Sarah Bazley-Harrison, Jennifer Moss, Megan Jackson, Casey Naylor, Cat McGarrie, Kia Doyle, Catherine Bazley-Harrison, Emma Dobson, Sammi Simpson. SUBS:  Jazz Mason, Georgina Barnard, Carla Naughton, Katie Hopwood, Lauren Bell, Kirsty Roberts


Tries:  Simpson 3

Goals: Jackson 1/2,  Moss 0/1


HT  16-10

FT   38-14

Pens 4-2

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