Knights thrash Warrington in WSL rout!: - Betfred Women's Super League

Published: 13 July, 2021 - 10:00 pm

York City Knights Ladies took another huge step towards a top four finish with a 62-0 victory over Warrington Wolves.

In what was their first outing since June’s Challenge Cup final, the Knights ran in 11 tries at the Asics Stadium in Warrington.

It proved to be a confidence-boosting win ahead of next week’s clash against Wigan Warriors.

Sinead Peach opened the scoring in the seventh minute and was soon joined on the scoresheet by Tamzin Renouf. Two successful kicks by Emma Hardy improved York’s early lead to 12-0.

Warrington put on a physical display and proved hard to crack in the opening half. York had to wait 23 minutes before finding another breakthrough when Savannah Andrade crossed for her first effort since the Challenge Cup semi-final.

Moments later, Renouf scored her second of the game as the Knights took at 24-0 lead into the interval.

After the break, the visitors turned up the heat. Katie Langan grabbed a try in the 42nd minute while Rhiannion Marshall did the same just 10 minutes later.

Alisha Clayton scored her second effort in three games after touching down in the 58th minute. Shortly after the restart, Peach grabbed her second of the game as Hardy’s eighth successive conversion moved the Knights 48-0 in-front.

York scored three more tries in the closing 20 minutes as Hardy, Kelsey Gentles and Grace Field completed a comprehensive victory in Lancashire.
Next up for the Knights is a Betfred Women’s Super League clash with Wigan Warriors. With both teams in the hunt for a top four spot, it could prove to be a pivotal play-off decider.
The fixture will take place at Odsal Stadium in Bradford at 7.45pm. The game will be streamed LIVE on Twitch.
York City Knights Ladies: Kelsey Gentles, Mel Halstead, Tamzin Renouf, Savannah Andrade, Georgia Taylor, Emma Hardy, Katie Langan, Grace Field, Sinead Peach, Alisha Clayton, Daisy Sanderson, Olivia Wood, Rhiannion Marshall.
Interchanges: Alex Stimpson, Mary Tiplady, Bev Langan, Rebecca Waterworth
Tries: Sinead Peach (7, 60), Tamzin Renouf (10, 36), Savannah Andrade (33), Katie Langan (42), Rhiannion Marshall (53), Alisha Clayton (58), Emma Hardy (65), Kelsey Gentles (68), Grace Field (72)
Goals: Emma Hardy (9/11)

Warrington Wolves Women: Alice Evans, Abigail Johnston, Abigail Latchford, Rebecca Davies, Sammy Simpson, Dani Bound, Megan Calland, Cat Davies, Brogan Evans, Rebekah Wilson, Emily Downs, Bryony Coombs, Georgia Sutherland.

Interchanges: Keira McCosh, Sarina Tamou, Rachael Thomas, Lucy Winter.