Bletchley Ladies - Sunday 1st November 2015
Ladies Suffer Narrow Defeat in Top of the League Clash
The Wellingborough Ladies worked hard in the lead up to this top of the league clash, with great numbers at training and plenty of time put in working on individual skills. The home side knew that this was going to be a tight, tough, physical game and it definitely did not disappoint on that front.
Wellingborough kicked off and the battle began. Competitive rucking, big runs, and equally big tackles from the forwards of both teams made little ground for either side, but Wellingborough Flanker, Steph Cregan, definitely made her presence felt at the ruck, stealing plenty of opposition ball throughout the game.
Bletchley eventually broke into the home side’s 22, and despite good tackling into touch, great defensive lineouts from the Wellingborough pack, and clearing kicks from fly half, Sadie Mansell, Bletchley managed to get the ball to their fullback who ran round the home side on the opposite wing to score an individual try. The conversion was not added.
Wellingborough, although disappointed not to be first on the scoreboard, responded well, with a lengthy period of play in the opposition half. The home side’s forwards were working well in the scrum, disrupting opposition ball and safely securing their own. The backs were making some good runs and joining in with the hard work at the breakdown too. The hard work and massive team effort finally paid off with centre, Chloe Allcorn, crashing through to even up the scores before half time.
The second half continued in much the same fashion, with the physicality, determination and commitment incredibly high from both teams. Despite aggressive attacking runs from both sides, in both the forwards and the backs, good defensive work, meant led to a try-less second half. Particular mention goes to Wellingborough centre, Chloe Allcorn for lots of big hits as well as several covering tackles. Plenty of penalties were given by both sides, with the home side unlucky to concede 2 in front of their posts, one of which added 3 points to the away teams score.
The Wellingborough Ladies dug deep and kept the effort at the highest level until the final whistle blew, with great team spirit and motivation to play for each other. The clock was sadly against the home side though and the game finished at a frustrating Wellingborough 5, Bletchley 8. Despite a disappointing final result, the Wellingborough Ladies have lots of positives to take away as they work towards next week’s match at Old Leamingtonians.
Forward of the Match: Steph Cregan - Flanker
Back of the Match: Chloe Allcorn - Centre
1 Elaine Addy
2 Lisa Stephens
3 Karen Stafford
4 Laura Herrington Garside
5 Felicity Waddup
6 Steph Cregan
7 Stacey Moore
8 Rachel King (C)
9 Alicia Marsland
10 Sadie Mansell
11 Jenni Wilbur
12 Chloe Allcorn
13 Alice Smith (VC)
14 Monika Blaszczyk
15 Nikita Mcguigan
16 Stacey Lee Fortune
17 Rebecca Scarborough
18 Hannah Gilbert
19 Marion Roullet
20 Evie Probert
Old Leamingtonians Ladies v Wellingborough Ladies
Sunday 8th November 2015