Ladies leave it late to tie the scores

Hornettes ladies left it late to grab a draw against St Mary’s.

HORNETTES ladies travelled to St Mary’s with a weakened side and a number of players out of their normal position.

The first try went to St Marys when their No 8 picked up from the base of a scrum and scored and from the restart, the host increased their lead with a penalty.

Hornettes replied with a sustained period of attacking play and went through over 10 phases of play with forwards and backs combining for Amy Clarke to score in the corner.

After the break, Abbey Constable shook off a couple of tackles and offloaded to Kerrianne Williams to score. St Mary’s hit back, but were halted by some strong tackling by Beth Ryall.

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The back row of Lindsay Pilgrim, Claire Hixson and Sinead Boys were strong and removed the back row threat from the game. However, the St Mary’s forwards crashed over the line under the posts for a converted try.

With time running out, the combination of Constable and Williams worked again as Williams ran in from 35 metres to tie the game at 15-all. Hornettes knocked on from the kick-off and from the resulting scrum, St Marys scored to retake the lead.

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The visitors hit back and the ball wide, Sinead Boys entering the line to create the overlap and giving the final pass to Emily Pearce, who scored in the corner to tie the match at 20-20.

Anyone interested in playing for the ladies, please contact Emma on 07429 868505 or e-mail Emma on

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