FIRWOOD Waterloo’s ladies’ push for the Premiership continued on Sunday following a 47-10 victory away to local rivals Birkenhead Park.
The St Anthony’s Road-based team remain top of the Championship North League after seven wins out of seven and an impressive 90 points score difference.
Firwood Waterloo stamped their mark in the opening minutes of the game, turning over the ball and running it up the pitch with full-back Dani Wiseman getting the try.
Richard Freeman, Firwood Waterloo’s head coach, said: “A number of key players were not available on Saturday but the performance of the team shows the strength of the squad.
“Birkenhead Park may be a new team to the Championship but they are tough opposition and made us fight for every point.”
The ladies’ next game will be at home to Buckingham Swans, December 9 (2pm).
Jo Seymour and Megan Walsh scored Birkenhead’s tries.
Park are delighted with the progress made since the Panthers were formed only three seasons ago. Panthers are ranked in the top 15 sides in the country, with 14 players selected for the Cheshire County squad to take on Lancashire at LSH on Sunday. Park President Mark McNally said: “The fact that quite a few of the players had never played rugby before makes their achievements even more outstanding.”
BIRKENHEAD Park 1st XV are searching a second successive home victory in National Three North on Saturday when Bradford & Bingley are the visitors to the Upper Park.