Date: Sun 8th Jan 2017
Harlow Ladies 22 Chelmsford 17
National Challenge South East North 1
Sunday 8th January 2017
With great team spirit and passion, Harlow Ladies took to the field for their first game of 2017 and came away with their first win of the season.
Receiving the ball from the kick-off and going uphill, Harlow played some strong secure phases of play which culminated in Rosie Tamayo scoring the first try of the day within ten minutes. Both teams were fairly matched but Chelmsford did not enjoy the strength and physicality of the Harlow pack or the determined defence work of the whole team. Harlow scored two more tries in the first half: Sophie Figgins, playing out of position at outside centre, scored her first Harlow try; and newcomer Victoria McGoldrick, playing her first ever game of rugby, scored a debut try. Chelmsford only scored one try in the first half having struggled to gain territory with their periods of attack.
Half-Time Score: Harlow Ladies 15 Chelmsford 5
By the final quarter Chelmsford had scored two more tries and converted one, and Harlow Ladies were down to thirteen players on the pitch. After several penalties from both sides and a team pep talk from veteran player Kelly Smith, Harlow retained their composure and game play, and were rewarded with another try to secure the win, scored by Smith, which was converted by Becky Bryant.
Full-Time Score: Harlow Ladies 22 Chelmsford 17
Harlow Rugby Ladies are holding an open day on Saturday 21st January. It’s a free non-contact taster session and is supported by England Rugby! All over 18 year olds welcome.
Please email Ladies@HarlowRugbyClub.com or contact Tracey on 07890 632238 for more information.
Tries: Rosie Tamayo (1); Sophie Figgins (1); Victoria McGoldrick (1); Kelly Smith (1)
Conversions: Becky Bryant (1)
Players of the Match:
Sharon Houston and Sophie Figgins
1. Alison Boggas
2. Kathleen Blake
3. Lorna Hunter (Captain)
4. Emily Wooller
5. Rosie Tamayo
6. Nichola Shambrook
7. Sharon Houston
8. Kelly Smith
9. Sarah Stimpson
10. Tracey Wedd
11. Lynn Bryant
12. Hannah Walkner
13. Sophie Figgins
14. Victoria McGoldrick
15. Becky Bryant