Widnes Women 0-14 Huddersfield Women

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8th August 2019

They may not have registered any points but the Vikings created enough good chances to have taken something away from a game that, territoriality, was dominated by the home team in a 14-0 defeat for the Vikings.

Huddersfield were soon on the scoreboard when Isabel Northrop raced in under the posts after Widnes had coughed up possession and conceded a penalty. Emmi Manning added the conversion.  

The Vikings were making inroads into the Huddersfield half but unforced errors were preventing them from getting anywhere near the Giants line.  

On 16 minutes Abby Latchford, who was outstanding for the Vikings, broke the defensive line. It looked like her momentum would take her over the try line but she unselfishly passed to winger Jane Bazley-Harrison who was bundled, agonisingly, into touch just short of the line.  

Huddersfield went close on three occasions but when they were given a penalty in front of the posts they took the two points on offer to extend their lead.  

In the closing minutes of the half Widnes created two gilt edged opportunities to score. However, they took the wrong option, when having an overlap, and then Olivia Barnard knocked on over the line under pressure from a committed Giants defence.

HALF-TIME: Huddersfield Giants 8-0 Widnes Vikings

Widnes opened the half in a confident manner and were soon near the Huddersfield line. Unfortunately, a pass went to ground and Erin Stott scooped up the ball to run 90 metres and score under the posts. Manning again added the extras.  

The Vikings were performing heroics in defence as the home side surged forward but with the kicking game of Aimee Cleaver they forced the Giants back into their own half. 

One of those kicks was fumbled to give Widnes a good attacking opportunity but Jenny Moss just failed to catch a pinpoint Cleaver kick on the last tackle.  

With 10 minutes left a good passing move from the scrum looked to have put Hannah Quirk over but the Huddersfield defence were determined to stop Widnes scoring and tackled her into touch taking the corner flag with her.  

Whilst the Giants deserved their win, Widnes were unfortunate not to get points on the board. 

FULL-TIME: Huddersfield Giants 14-0 Widnes Vikings

Huddersfield Giants: Emmi Manning, Lameeyaa Noor, Olivia Cummins, Erin Stott, Courtney Wood, Jamie Scott, Bethan Oates, Danni Allatt, Isabel Bibby, Bethannie Seisay-Reynolds, Caitlin Johnson, Isabel Northrop, Chloe Bennett Gallagher. SUBS:  Vicky Brook, Caroline Johnson, Shelley Brook, Codie Slack. 

Tries:  Northrop, Stott. Goals:  Manning 3.

Widnes Vikings: Jenny Moss, Olivia Barnard, Hannah Quirk, Georgina Barnard, Jane Bazley-Harrison, Aimee Cleaver, Meg Jackson, Emma Dobson, Taz Corcoran, Catherine Bazley-Harrison, Lydia Binsteed, Rachael Porter, Abby Latchford. SUBS:  Juliet Porter, Jena Monks, Chloe Richardson, Jazz Mason, Casey Naylor.

Tries:   Goals:  

HT: 8-0  FT: 14-0  Pens: 4-10

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