30 Sep 2021
Giants Women reach final in Golden Point thriller
Huddersfield Giants Women 30-26 Warrington Wolves Women
Huddersfield Giants Women reached the Betfred Women's Super League Shield Final in their first season in the BWSL thanks to superb comeback and a golden point try from Erin Scott in the third period of extra-time.
Warrington opened the scoring through Michelle Davis, after a sustained period of pressure got the better of the Giants. The Wolves had beaten the Giants on opening day, and looked to have the better of the Claret & Gold again as Davis turned provider, feeding Georgia Sutherland on the wing who scored under the post. Warrington would soon after make it three successful trips to the Giants try-line, scoring again to give an early 14 point lead.
The Giants, however, were not done yet and got on the board thanks to forward Rachael Barker, who took a number of Warrington defenders with her on her way to the tryline for the Giants first score of the afternoon. Francesca Townsend added the extras to reduce the deficit.
The Wolves struck back with another try for Sutherland, but the Giants stormed back with two tries, the first as a result of a one-on-one strip from Sade Rihari and the second from Ellie Thompson, who exploited the gap to score to reduce the arrears. In an end-to-end game, Warrington scored again courtesy of Georgia Westwood.
Giants star winger Amelia Brown got the Giants back into the game with a languid solo try before scoring again late on, with Townsend able to level the scores and sending the games to extra-time.
Warrington thought they'd won the game in the first period of added time, but the referee had ruled a pass in the build up had drifted forward, but the Giants, in the third minute of the third period of extra time after some magnificent defence from both sides, managed to get the win courtesy of Erin Scott, who sealed the game and Huddersfield Giants Women's first final, on Sunday 10th October at Emerald Headingley against Featherstone Rovers
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