It was a day of contrasts for our sponsored players yesterday [Sunday 14 August], with rugby league’s Kelsey Gentles returning from injury to come off the bench and help York City Knights Ladies to victory in the Women’s Super League, while our soccer player Danni Wyatt scored a goal, but had to leave the field with a knee injury, as Torquay United Women lost their latest pre-season game.
England international Kelsey was among the interchanges for York’s final home league game – and Knights maintained a 100% home record with a 33-10 win over Wigan Warriors. “I managed 20 minutes,” Kelsey said. “It wasn’t long but it’s another box tucked in rehab club! It wasn’t the best game but it was so hot we just needed to get through it.”
The result keeps York in contention for the League Leaders Shield against rivals Leeds Rhinos.
Meanwhile, Torquay United entertained a young and energetic Barry Town United of the Welsh Premier League. Captain Danni put Torquay ahead with a screamer, but four unanswered goals gave the visitors a comfortable win.
Danni went off with a knee injury. “I’ve had some issues with my patella tendon for a few weeks, she said. “I just think yesterday it finally gave up on me! I’m walking better today [Monday 15 August], which is a positive sign.
We first sponsored Danni in the 2017/18 campaign, when she helped Torquay to third place in the South West Women’s Premier League and to the final of the Devon Cup. She also won the goal of the season award, and last season she helped Torquay to a sensational victory in the Devon FA Cup Final and was named club player of the season.
Danni is due to make her 100th career appearance for the club this season.
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