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York Valkyrie beaten 44-30 in first fixture against Huddersfield Giants

York Valkyrie Under-19s competed in their inaugural fixture at the York St John University Sports Park this evening, falling to a 44-30 defeat to Huddersfield Giants Under-19s.

Valkyrie first-team winger Liv Whitehead bagged two tries, with Chloe Smith, Alisha Roper, Jess Sharp and Chevelle Clarke also crossed the whitewash.

Smith managed two conversions, with Courtney Marsh scoring once from the kicking tee.

York: Liv Whitehead, Izzy Smith, Charle Lawson, Chevelle Clarke, Eva Izumi, Chloe Smith, Cody Marsh, Jess Sharp, Grace Simpson, Tleesha Fredricks, Skye Robinson, Hope Throw, Courtney Marsh

Subs (all used): Poppy Howdle, Sophia Duffy, Oceana Faulkner, Kacey Sexton, Mille Dearn, Alisha Roper

Tries: Whitehead (8’, 75’), Smith (14’), Roper (55’), Sharp (67’), Clarke (72’)

Goals: Smith (2/4), Cou. Marsh (1/2)

Picture: Andy Nelson

York Valkyrie continue their Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Group Four campaign on Sunday 7th May (12pm) against Hull KR at the LNER Community Stadium as part of a double header, with York Knights facing London Broncos later that afternoon (3pm).

Tickets for the double header are priced at £20 for Adults, £15 for Concessions and FREE for Under-16s. General admission tickets can be purchased HERE.

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