1xv perform under the lights while ladies get off to a flying start
HALIFAX V HEATH
The 1xv travelled to local side Heath on Friday night to face their 2ndxv in a pre-season game under the floodlights. Halifax got out the blocks first scoring twice in the first 35 minutes with no reply from the Heath side and the majority of play being in their half. A Yellow card for Halifax for a deliberate knock on gave Heath the advantage going into the final minutes of the first half. With an extra man Heath took full advantage and scored just before half time.
HALIFAX 14-7 HEATH
The second half kicked off and Heath began to pile on the pressure with an extra man it was too much for Halifaxs defence and Heath went over the line scoring twice in quick succession.
At 14-19 down Halifax had to regroup and stage a comeback. With a full team back on the field, they did just that and evened the score up 19-19 just before the full time whistle.
HALIFAX 19-19 HEATH
Jack Ryan x2
HALIFAX LADIES V NOVOCASTRIANS
The ladies got off to a flying start to their season on Sunday as they welcomed Novocastrians to Ovenden Park.
Libbie Beckett x2
Ruth Flory x3
Rachel Blackwell x2
Amy Illingworth x 4 (1 penalty)
Forward of the match: Amy Jones
Back of the match: Ruth Flory
Captain's Pick: Charlotte Palethorpe
Opposition's Pick: Abigail Sharp
And a special mention to Gillian Hemsworth who turned out for her first-ever game in the leagues after only taking up rugby at one of our Inner Warrior taster sessions in May!
Next week the Dukes host Baildon at Ovenden Park on Saturday while the Magpies travel to Bradford Bumbles and Ladies travel to Carlisle