St Peters and Deanery celebrate
Manchester school St Peters and Deanery from Wigan were the sides left celebrating after the North West Girls Carnegie Champions Schools Finals at year eight and year 10.
St Peters won the year eight final in sensational style as they came from 10-0 down to win the match 14-10.
A brace of tries from Jess Wright and a Sophie Reed conversion early in the first half put Wade Deacon in a commanding position, however, St Peters stunned their Halton opponents as they ran in three tries to win the match.
Renique Henry bagged a brace and Cerene Efoloko also touched down, whilst Kenya Timoney tagged on a convertion to cap off a truly memorable comeback.
A thrilling year 10 final between Deanery and Holy Cross went the way of the Wigan school after a “golden point”win.
In a topsy turvy encounter the sides could not be split after 64 minutes of action.
Holy Cross stormed into an early 12-0 lead with tries from Steph Treadwell and Franchesca Cox, both of which were converted by Steph Knott.
However, Deanery got themselves level just before half time with tries from Jenny Williams and Chelsea Newton, with the latter converting both.
Holy Cross thought they had won the game late on in the second half with a stunning breakaway try from Sophie Unsworth, which was coolly converted by Steph Knott.
However, with only minutes to go Deanery hit back with a try of their own through the impressive Chelsea Newton, who also remained composed to add the extra two points from the boot.
With the game locked at 18-18, the final whistle was blown and the game headed towards the sudden death period.