Match Report Trailfinders Women 18 – 19 Loughborough Lightning

Trailfinders Women’s final home game of the season ended in the narrowest of defeats, losing 18-19 to Loughborough Lightning in their PWR clash at TFSC.

Tries from Abby Dow, Vicky Laflin and two Ellie Green penalties left Trailfinders just short against a tough Loughborough side, despite their phenomenal efforts.

A remarkably long opening phase of play lead to Lightning’s first try, as back and forth possession forced the away side to attack with width, resulting in a try from Laura Keates.

Trailfinders hit back through Red Rose superstar Abby Dow, using her lightning pace to score down the left flank, after an excellently retrieved box kick by Megan Barwick set the home side up in great territory.

Ellie Green then put Trailfinders ahead from the tee after successive Loughborough infringements 18 minutes in.

Lightning were further penalised seven minutes later, this time for not rolling away just outside their 22, and Green’s kick at goal rattled off the posts and over to make it 11-7.

Loughborough then thought they had retrieved the lead shortly after, as some fluid play orchestrated by Emily Scarratt had them over the line, but it was called back for a knock on.

In answer to this close call, Trailfinders responded with some spectacular rugby to extend their lead to 11 points.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 to our Arnold Hill Player of the Match Vicky Laflin

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