Gill Burns County Champs reaches knockout stages

The penultimate round of fixtures in the Gill Burns Women’s County Championship takes place this weekend, with the finals to be held at Richmond Athletic Ground on Sunday, 28 May. 

Roses rivalry 

Lancashire cemented their place in the Division One semi-final after recording bonus-point wins in all three of their group matches, scoring 203 points in the process. 

Not to be outdone, Yorkshire scored 245 points to top their pool, setting up a mouth-watering semi-final clash at Broughton Park FC at 2pm this Sunday, 21 May. 

Meanwhile Kent’s 41-17 victory over East Midlands sealed their place at the top of pool three to set up a semi-final against reigning champions Surrey. 

All four sides in the Division One semi-finals are unbeaten in the competition so far, with both Surrey and Lancashire aiming to reach the final for the second successive year. 

Division Two heating up 

It is set to be a thrilling day of fixtures in pool one of Division Two this weekend with four teams still in contention to reach the final. 

Essex sit in pole position, one point clear of Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire who all sit on 10 points. 

The winner of the group will go on to face the winner of Pool Two where there are several potential permutations this weekend. 

Eastern Counties currently lead the group but have a bye this weekend giving both Oxfordshire and Leicestershire the chance to secure their place in the final. The two sides will meet at Banbury RFC in a winner takes all clash. 

Image courtesy of Richard V Isaacs and Hampshire RFU.