Bolton Rugby Club’s Amazons Under-14s hosted Trafford Metrovicks U14s at the Mortfield Pavillion on Sunday and triumphed 38-17.

The home team were soon on the scoresheet with Jasmine Cox and captain Iona Barnes breaking through the Trafford defence to score under the posts.

Trafford, with a Bolton player boosting their numbers, were soon on the scoresheet themselves after a breakaway try brought them back to within nine points.

The Bolton defence improved in the following quarter with Raid Hodgkinson-Bostock, Holly Turner and Amelia Crook not allowing the away team possession of the ball at the rucks, while Tope Oyeside, Sammie Makin and ‘newbie’ Eleanor Shawcross on the wings prevented any of the Trafford girls playing it wide with superb tackling.

Next to score for the home team and her first try in a competitive match was Sophie Rose who, was playing at wing-forward, collected the ball on the right wing and managed to fend off a couple of tacklers to score in the corner to make it 19-5.

Trafford scored a fine individual try, though Charlotte Stone made some good driving runs into the Trafford defence, and Betty Weall as solid as ever at full-back.

In the next quarter, both Iona and Jasmine scored a try each which were converted, bringing the score to 33-10 to the home side.

A late flurry by Trafford saw them score their last try, but Bolton were not to be outdone and Sofia Reis-Coop ran from the halfway line to score.

It was a great team effort by the Amazons. Jasmine Cox picked up both the coaches and parents’ awards, while Eleanor Shawcross picked up the captain’s award with Iona Barnes collecting the vice-captain’s award. Holly Turner was selected by the Trafford coaches as their player of the match.

Meanwhile, the Amazons U12s were att a cluster event at Manchester Rugby Club where they joined Glossop, Macclesfield, Rochdale and Burnley to play Manchester Rubies.

They lost the first game four tries to two but played well, with Eve Barrow and Aisha Abdi putting in some try-saving tackles - Aisha also on the scoresheet in the second half.

The next game against old foes Littleborough where excellent tackling saw the mixed team win five tries to two, with Aisha scoring again.