Rugby Union: Littleborough Rugby Union Ladies roundup

Date published: 07 April 2019

It was a Mother’s Day to remember for many of Littleborough's Ladies team.

Turning out in their droves, 22 to be exact, on a bright and beautiful Sunday afternoon (31 March), the hosts welcomed Liverpool based Sefton Panthers.

In a friendly match played in the right spirit and at a good intensity, it was a great afternoon's viewing for a packed Rakewood.

Littleborough Pink Warriors Ladies took a comfortable victory, in which they were able to give full senior debuts to Lianne Lees and Chloe Boardman, both ladies impressed in their contributions, the latter of which celebrated her debut try with back flip somersaults.

22 ladies playing on Mothering Sunday, was as impressive as the performance on the field.

Earlier in the day, a small contingent of Littleborough Under 13 Pink Warriors went to Halifax and joined a small but skilful group of girls from Old Brodleians under 13s to make an irresistible team of ‘Littlebrods’, a team who were small in name but definitely not in nature.

Littleborough and Old Brods Under 13 team vs Selby
Littleborough and Old Brods Under 13 team 

They played a game against Selby Rugby Club and from the start the mixed team showed some great skill in attack and wilful determination in defence, scoring three quick tries in succession for a blistering early lead, Littleborough's Katie Makinson, Isobel Williams and a one from the Old Brods put the visitors in the driving seat.

The aptly named 'Littlebrods' didn’t have it all their own way when the hosts Selby fought back into it with some direct running before half time.

Come the second half and with the mixed side continuing to frustrate their opposition with their effort at the breakdown, most of their second half scores coming from effective turnovers at ruck time.

Some powerful runs lead to tries for Alyssa Parker to take Littlebrods clear and hand the visitors a 12-9 victory.

Littleborough is always looking for girls in school years 7-10 to take up the challenge and have loads of fun playing a very rewarding sport.

Training is at Littleborough Sports Club, Rakewood behind the lake 6pm till 7pm on a Wednesday evening.

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