Rovers cut loose in second-half

Natalie Gilmour kicked nine goals in Featherstone's win.
Natalie Gilmour kicked nine goals in Featherstone's win.

Featherstone Rovers Ladies won their first silverware of the season by beating Stanningley Ladies 64-14 in the RFL Women’s Shield final at Dewsbury Rams’ stadium.

Captain Andrea Dobson scored Featherstone’s first try that Katie Cooper-Birkenhead goaled.

Stanningley levelled with a converted try but Rovers regained control when winger Kayleigh Bulman bagged the first of her four touchdowns.

Natalie Gilmour kicked a touchline goal and followed that up with a converted try of her own.

Stanningley finished the half the strongest and were only 18-14 behind at half-time.

Featherstone stepped up a gear in the second period, with Bulman and Dobson scoring quick tries.

Prop Brogan Churm burst three defenders to grab a superb 40-yard try and then added a second in identical fashion.

Dobson scored her third try before a neat piece of skill out wide saw hooker Gemma Walsh feign to kick the ball but instead provide a cheeky pass for Bulman to crfss.

As Stanningley tired, Gilmour collected her second.

With seconds remaining and in their own 22, Rovers scrum half Cooper-Birkenhead chipped cleverly over the defence, gathered her own kick and supplied the pass for Bulman to go over.

Gilmour finished with nine goals.

Churm was deservedly voted player of the match.