After the morning's successful junior games against Stanley Rodillians Castleford RUFC Girls U13s were in the spotlight as the only girls' team at home and it turned out to be a very entertaining game and a good competitive test against a skilful and technically proficient Mansfield side.
The visitors shocked the hosts as they scored from their first attack with a good side step and speed shown by Mansfield. The Cas girls uncharacteristically seemed a little nervous, shifting the ball rather than running with it and took a while to settle until better handling gave Kate Rowlinson the chance to beat the defence on the outside.
Cas were getting into their groove and Lilly Platt scored the next after reacting swiftly to a loose ball, following swiftly with a well-deserved great solo sprint up the touchline by Abi Teece.
Cas were starting to make the best of their chances and Olivia Stead continued her fine progress, repeatedly making good ground and was rewarded with a fine try. Dina scored next after a powerful run into space.
Each Cas player contributed to the game which meant that the game was finely balanced throughout. Mansfield scored another couple of fine tries though good pressure before Sophie Lumb ended the game with a hat trick with each try finishing off some good support play.
Joint POMs for Cas were Kahmani Sene-lefao and Jenny Sutcliffe for their overall work in defence and attack; opposition POM award went to Jess for her fine tackling.