Keighley Albion Ladies 42

Hull KR 22

KEIGHLEY Albion Ladies put on yet another dynamic performance on home turf.

The start, however, began in a shaky manner as Keighley struggled with the strong Hull side.

Hull were first on the scoreboard with a try, followed quickly by another. Hull also converted the extras and were leading the home side 12-0.

Then new Albion signing Lottie Knowles dived over the visitors' line. Keighley were back in the game.

Ackroyd was next as she forced her way over the line. Captain Jodee Loader also executed a great try for the Keighley side.

Some interchanges were made and some great team work began to unfold from the Keighley side during Sunday's clash.

Emma Templeton, on top form with some bone crunching tackles, made sure the scoreboard reflected the effort to score a great try.

Another new signing, Sarah Pate, managed to stomp over the whitewash for another try for the Keighley side to give her side a 28-22 lead at the interval.

Templeton opened the scoring in the second half being on the end of a great passage of play.

Hollie Haigh was next after weaving in and out of the Hull defence.

Some great work also coming from tireless workers Sarah Shillito and Sarah Cartwright who tired out the visitors advances.

Newby Beccs Brown needs a special mention, as she has never played rugby before this game and made a huge impact in the middle of the park with some unstoppable runs.

In one run she outran the Hull players to put the ball down over the line but was disallowed as it was deemed knock-on to the groans of the crowd.

Hull gained some confidence running downhill and stretched Keighley and managed to score two consecutive tries.

Templeton on her hat trick scored the final try of the game and also added the extras of five conversions of the tries scored for the home side. Emma Templeton took the player of the match prize.

Albion Ladies have a break from this week but then face West Leeds at home (2pm kick-off) on July 21 at Crossflatts.