Narrow success for Winscombe girls

PUBLISHED: 09:41 20 January 2017

Olivia Gillions.

Olivia Gillions.


Winscombe Under-18 Girls recorded a narrow victory over Wattstown from Wales.

Winscombe U18 Girls 17 pts

Wattstown U18 Girls 12 pts

In one of their regular cross-border encounters, Winscombe Under-18 girls entertained the South Wales valleys team of Wattstown.

Games between these two well-matched sides are always closely contested and Sunday’s encounter was no different.

Winscombe started the brighter and were soon on the scoresheet courtesy of a well worked counter-attack that saw winger Olivia Gillions cross in the corner for her first try of the season.

Jess Dadds added another five points before half-time after gathering a hacked through ball and evading the Wattstown scrambled defence.

The visitors started the second half at breakneck speed and soon cut the deficit to one score after some powerful forward play. With the game poised there was a sense that whoever scored next would go on to win the match and so it proved.

Winscombe set up camp inside the Wattstown 22 and proceeded to move the ball from touch line to touch line until an opening emerged for Florence Long to take the ball through and to feed Jess Cooksey, who crashed over to score near the posts. Lucy Burgess added the conversion.

Wattstown had the final say with a converted try of their own as the match drew to a close.

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