Yorkshire Ladies Into The Semis

Following the home successes of the previous two weekends it was Yorkshire Ladies' turn to travel this time, to the Midlands for a match with Staffordshire at Lichfield Rugby Club. Though it was sunny and quite warm there was many a cloud and even the odd spot of rain from time to time.

Staffordshire kicked off, playing slightly uphill towards the club house. The home side enjoyed a good deal of possession and pushed forward in the opening skirmishes. However, almost as soon as they had the ball, Yorkshire passed along the line to the left while racing forward and scored under the posts.

This converted try helped to calm the nerves and build confidence within the visitors' camp. A second try soon followed and Yorkshire were well ahead long before half time.

Staffordshire fared a little better in the second half, perhaps helped by the slight downhill slope, and were rewarded with a deserved late consolation try and conversion.

However, by the end of the game Yorkshire had amassed 59 points; a most emphatic win. You can read a slightly more detailed report of the game on the Yorkshire RFU website, giving details of the points scorers.

And so it's on to the semi-finals, a Roses encounter with Lancashire at West Broughton Rugby Club next Sunday. Last time out it was the red rose which came out on top so the white is eager for revenge. Should be a classic. Can't wait!

You can see a sneaky selection of Staffordshire pics over on Flickr but if you're up for the full gallery, visit the ickledot shop!