Determined ladies edged out

HORNETTES ladies rugby team played host to Old Redcliffians on a blustery day.

HORNETTES ladies rugby team played host to Old Redcliffians on a blustery day.

From the whistle, both teams were determined not to give much away. Then Old Reds inched their way into the Hornettes’ 22 and subsequently scored an unconverted try. The next 25 minutes saw Hornettes defending well, with Lou Watson at full-back making some great try saving tackles.

The hosts also took play into the visitors 22 with great interplay from forwards and backs but the Old Reds defence kept them from scoring.

Right on half-time, the Old Reds centre suffered a dislocated shoulder, so play was held up and moved to the adjacent training pitch.

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The second half was similar to the first with neither team prepared to give much away. Hornettes put a lot of pressure on the Old Reds scrum, but couldn’t quite get the ball away quick enough to capitalise on it.

Old Reds made it into Hornettes’ 22 and were close to scoring, but the hosts defence held strong and a kick from the try line from fly-half M-J Jenkins saw winger Laura Clarke chase the ball to beyond half way, only to trip on the ball as she tried to hack it on.

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Unfortunately Hornettes lost scrum-half Kerianne Williams to the sin bin, but this only made them more determined.

The score at full time was 5-0 to Old Reds in a very close game, and one which the Hornettes can be proud of as Old Reds are second in the league.

All at Hornets would like to wish the Old Reds centre a speedy recovery.

Back of the match was Lou Watson and forwards of the match were Jo Andrews and Trish Chenoweth.

Any ladies 18 years or over interested in playing rugby, please contact Tanya Carver-Cox on 079323 20966 or Jenny Cockayne on 077177 90838.

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