Carlisle Rugby Club women’s side continued their good start to their NC1 North East League campaign, beating Halifax Ladies 35-19.

Both sides came into Sunday’s clash after big wins last weekend.

Despite Carlisle carrying a lot of injuries, they scored the first try with four minutes played when Kate Barron scored under the posts, Ash Hendrie converted.

Hannah Farrell then took centre stage for Carlisle Cougars.

She ran the ball home under the posts on the 12th minute before, five minutes later, Farrell made a 70-yard run for her second try.

And, on 21 minutes, Farrell completed her hat-trick. Full-back Sarah Pratt and Farrell both booted the ball down the pitch, allowing Farrell to touch the ball down.

But as Carlisle’s lack of substitutes started to show, Halifax scored a try just after the half-hour mark to reduce Carlisle’s half-time lead to 28-7.

The visitors began brightly after the restart, with Halifax first to get points in the second half.

After the hour-mark, Pratt made a huge 50-yard break, closely followed by Farrell. Pratt was tackled, but that left Farrell to wrestle the ball over the line.

An eventful match for Farrell continued as she was yellow-carded, quickly followed to the bench by Samantha Meakin.

But, despite Halifax scoring and converting off the final play of the game, they were comfortably beaten in the end.

Next up for Carlisle Cougars is a match at Bishop Auckland on October 6.