There was a milestone for Bolton Rugby Club when Bolton Amazons girls under-14s played their first ever match as a full team.

Trafford Metrovicks were their opposition who visited Avenue Street for the historic clash in the recent hot weather.

The game was played in a good spirit with Trafford MV coming out on top 29-19, but the score did not matter as it was all about girls playing rugby.

Trafford scored four tries to Bolton’s three and on the scoresheet for Bolton were Eilidh Burns and Charlotte Stone. Jasmine Cox, playing her very first rugby game, also scored after a powerful run. Captain Iona Barnes converted two of the tries.

It was a fabulous day for the players, parents and spectators alike. Cox and Lizzie Barrow were awarded captain’s players of choice, while Holly Turner was selected by the opposition as their player of the match and Betty Weall picked up the parents’ award for best player.

Cox also picked up the coaches’ award - her tackling was immense for someone playing their first ever game.

Last weekend, Bolton Amazon girls U12s and U14s attended Eccles RUFC for a development day on Sunday.

The club’s three U12s joined with girls from Winnington Park and played girls from other North West clubs, including Metrovicks and Preston.

They won their first game, with both Eve Barrow and Aisha Morris bagging multiple tries with excellent tackling from Maddie Iredale.

Their second game was tougher but both Eve and Aisha got on the scoresheet again and all three girls won the coaches’ award.

The U14s took 13 girls to Eccles and joined with players from Didsbury Toc H to make up 15-a-side games.

Their first match was against old foes Trafford MV and they managed to turn the tables after the previous week’s defeat, winning 20-5. Turner, Amelia Crook, Stone and Freya (Didsbury) got on the scoresheet.

Weall made numerous try-saving tackles and was given the captain’s award, while Lizzie Barrow and Amelia Crook shared the coaches’ award for their hard work - especially around the ruck.

Amelia was also the parents’ choice as player of the match.

Their second game was against a mixed team from Eccles, Burnley and Preston.

This was strong opposition who tackled well with some strong runners.

That game was lost four tries to one, with Freya (Didsbury) scoring Bolton’s only try.