Silver lining for Unity College at county finals

Unity College Under 13s' rugby team
Unity College Under 13s' rugby team

Unity College took part in the girls’ Under 13 and 15 Lancashire rugby finals for the second year running.

And the Under 13s came away with a silver medal after reaching the final.

Their first game saw them beat town rivals Blessed Trinity 25-20.

The next game against Knowlsey was settled by the only try of the game two minutes from time, after the girls followed their tactical instructions to the letter.

In the final against St Mary’s, a prize of tickets for the Rugby World Cup in September and October was on offer.

St Mary’s emerged as 20-5 winners, with Unity exhausted from their battle against Knowsley.

But Unity scored a consolation and were awarded silver medals for their efforts.

The team was: Jennifer Todd, Tabetha Burrell, Willow Bell, Sasha Evans, Holly Parker, Kayley Hughes, Ariane Limmer, Lydia Cryer, Hollie Nicholls and Megan Horan.

Meanwhile, although the Under 15s played their hearts out, they were outclassed in many games, especially with their top try scorer missing through illness.

However, they produced one win and some very memorable moments – Sinade Taylor held her ground against a North of England player, Georgia Dobson-Pilling danced and bulldozed her way through to score, Cerys Ellis was a constant thorn in the side of the opposition, and Macey Durkin chased and tackled throughout, ably supported by Camille Murray. Abby Lord, Lucy Kelly and Pauline Morton, while Mia Rutherford impressed.