York City Knights Ladies head to Merseyside on Sunday to take on reigning Betfred Women’s Super League champions St Helens in what is likely to be the biggest test yet of the title credentials of Lindsay Anfield’s teams.
With five wins from five so far in this year’s league campaign, the Knights boast a two-point lead at the top of the table and a six-point lead over St Helens. Fresh off the back of becoming the first-ever champions of the Women’s Nines last weekend, Anfield’s team will be travelling full of confidence in their ability to seal the league double over Saints.
The Knights, though, will be travelling without a clutch of stars. Grace Field has joined the likes of Alisha Clayton, Kelsey Gentles and Georgie Hetherington on the sidelines after picking up an injury during the emphatic recent victory over Huddersfield Giants.
Five members of the squad, however, will go into the match off the back of being included in the England Women’s Knights squad with Jasmine Bell, Emma Kershaw and Lacey Owen named alongside Sinead Peach and Tamzin Renouf.
Preliminary Squad in full
1. Tara-Jane Stanley – Purple Chilli Events 2. Ash Hyde – Smilefast 3. Tamzin Renouf – Anthony Higgins Transport 4. Savannah Andrade – Prestons Kitchens 7. Katie Langan – GMB Union 9. Sinead Peach – Simpsons Container Sales Leeds 11. Hollie Dodd – MG Joinery 12. Olivia Wood – Visiting North Yorkshire 13. Jasmine Bell – Aysgarth Rooms 14. Bettie Lambert – The White Family 15. Georgia Taylor – Bobby Williams 16. Daisy Sanderson – JP Services 17. Emma Kershaw – Hecta Williams 18. Olivia Whitehead – V25 Comms LTD 20. Emily Farrow – Nfinnerty 23. Matilda Butler – Rezon 26. Olivia Gale – Nfinnerty 28. Lacey Owen – YorWealth