Halifax Panthers 16 : Outlaws 54

Nottingham Outlaws Women recorded their first victory in National League One when they emphatically beat Halifax Panthers 54-16 in West Yorkshire on Sunday. After battling to a half time lead at 12-22 they put their foot on the gas with a fine second half performance that saw them pull away from the hosts to record a well-deserved victory.

The Outlaws headed north with only thirteen players, meaning they all had to put in a full eighty minute stint without any reserves to call on but they more than stood up to the task!

Try scorers on the day were Robyn Gulley (3) Georgia Bradley (3) Georgia Coninx (2) with Elodie Fleet and Violet Coppin grabbing a try apiece.

After the game the jubilant players waited for the player of the match award. In reality any one of the thirteen heroes on the pitch could have deservedly taken the award but their was no arguing when Robyn Gulley stepped up to take the award for an outstanding performance including a hattrick of try’s and seven conversions.

After the game an ecstatic Women’s coach Mark Stockman was quick to praise his charges commenting “ After weeks of disappointments with teams pulling out of games last minute. And the level of stop start to this season, it is credit to the 13 heroes who have travelled to Halifax today and come away with a huge victory against an experienced Halifax Panthers side. 1 to 13 played for each other and that’s all we ask.”