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Ladies Senior - Match centre

Sunderland Flames Ladies
Barnsley Ladies
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Tries
R Whittaker, C Fisher, H Swann
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Conversions
A Taylor (2)
Penalties
A Taylor
Sun 25 Mar 14:30 - RFUW NC 1 (& Above) - Championship North 2 Full time

Sunderland Flames 24 - Barnsley Ladies 22

Ladies suffer first league defeat

The ladies suffered their first league defeat at the weekend at the hands of Sunderland Flames.

Barnsley was without several first team regulars for this rearranged match.

Although Barnsley had won the last two encounters between the teams. Sunderland recently beat second place Birkenhead which gave the league title to the ladies so they were under no illusion that this was going to be a difficult match.

Barnsley started brightly but Sunderland's defence held firm and after 8 minutes Sunderland got on the scoreboard with a try and conversion. 4 minutes later they doubled their lead.

Barnsley kept plugging away and were rewarded themselves on 20 minutes with try from Rosie Whittaker and conversion from Alix Taylor to close the gap.

Right on half time Sunderland was awarded a penalty which they duly converted to extend their lead

HALF TIME: Sunderland 17 Barnsley 7

Barnsley came out in the second half again pushing Sunderland back into their own half again the pressure paid off when Claire Fisher touched down for Barnsley's second try again captain Alix Taylor slotted home the conversion.

The game was marred slightly by some dubious decisions by the referee who had Hannah Greenaway removed from the pitch for a so called a head injury when it was clearly an injury under the eye, This was compounded by the fact that the referee had stopped the game twice for head injuries to Sunderland players but still allowed them to carry on playing.

Barnsley were awarded a penalty on 27 minutes which Alix Taylor once again dispatched to bring the scores level.

Barnsley then took the lead when Hailey Swann touched down in the corner with 5 minutes to go but this time the conversion was missed.

Sunderland came back at Barnsley and right at the death scored a try in the corner to once again level the scores. The conversion was kicked which under the circumstances with the pressure and angle was a superb effort to win the match. The referee blew for full time with jubilant scenes from the Sunderland squad.

It then turned a little farcical as the referee asked the Sunderland players why they were celebrating after losing has he had the final score as 21-22 to Barnsley. It took the coaches from both sides to convince him the score was in fact 24-22.

Barnsley picked up a losing bonus point but as they had already secure the league title this was of little consequence to the overall league table.

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Key moments

8:26
Try Try for Sunderland Flames Ladies
9:11
Conversion Conversion for Sunderland Flames Ladies
12:09
Try Try for Sunderland Flames Ladies
13:15
Conversion Conversion for Sunderland Flames Ladies
19:51
Try Rosie Whittaker scores for Barnsley Ladies
20:13
Conversion Alix Taylor kicks a conversion for Barnsley Ladies
40:00 +1:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Sunderland Flames Ladies
7:19
Try Claire Fisher scores for Barnsley Ladies
9:00
Conversion Alix Taylor kicks a conversion for Barnsley Ladies
27:40
Penalty Alix Taylor kicks a penalty for Barnsley Ladies
35:50
Try Hailey Swann scores for Barnsley Ladies
40:04
Try Try for Sunderland Flames Ladies
40:34
Conversion Conversion for Sunderland Flames Ladies

Highlights

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40:34 Conversion 21 - 22
Conversion for Sunderland Flames Ladies
40:04 Try 19 - 22
Try for Sunderland Flames Ladies
36:35 Missed Conversion
Alix Taylor misses a conversion for Barnsley Ladies
35:50 Try 14 - 22
Hailey Swann scores for Barnsley Ladies
27:40 Penalty 14 - 17
Alix Taylor kicks a penalty for Barnsley Ladies
9:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Alix Taylor kicks a conversion for Barnsley Ladies
7:19 Try 0 - 5
Claire Fisher scores for Barnsley Ladies
End of period 1
40:00 +1:00 Penalty 24 - 22
Penalty kicked for Sunderland Flames Ladies
20:13 Conversion 14 - 14
Alix Taylor kicks a conversion for Barnsley Ladies
19:51 Try 14 - 12
Rosie Whittaker scores for Barnsley Ladies
13:15 Conversion 14 - 7
Conversion for Sunderland Flames Ladies
12:09 Try 12 - 7
Try for Sunderland Flames Ladies
9:11 Conversion 7 - 7
Conversion for Sunderland Flames Ladies
8:26 Try 5 - 5
Try for Sunderland Flames Ladies
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sunderland Flames Ladies
  • Barnsley Ladies
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  • Try 8:26'
  • Conversion 9:11'
  • Try 12:09'
  • Conversion 13:15'
  • Rosie Whittaker Try 19:51'
  • Alix Taylor Conversion 20:13'
  • Penalty 40:00 +1:00'
  • Claire Fisher Try 7:19'
  • Alix Taylor Conversion 9:00'
  • Alix Taylor Penalty 27:40'
  • Hailey Swann Try 35:50'
  • Try 40:04'
  • Conversion 40:34'

Team selection

Swann, Hailey Swann, Hailey
England, Katie England, Katie
McKenzie, Lauren McKenzie, Lauren
Whittaker, Rosie Whittaker, Rosie
Fisher, Claire Fisher, Claire
Taylor, Alix Taylor, Alix
Salvucci, Leonora Salvucci, Leonora
Patrick, Becky Patrick, Becky
Greenaway, Hannah Greenaway, Hannah
Staples, Georgia Staples, Georgia
Saunders, Simone Saunders, Simone
Sayles, Jess Sayles, Jess
Wenham, Sally Wenham, Sally
Perry, Jess Perry, Jess
Woodcock, Dawn Woodcock, Dawn
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Barnsley Ladies 13 53
2. Birkenhead Park Ladies 14 51
3. Manchester Ladies 14 37
4. Sunderland Flames Ladies 13 36
5. Southport Ladies 14 33
6. Darlington Ladies 13 22
7. Sefton Ladies 13 16

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