A Wonderful day that shines on Chippenham U13 Girls
An opportunity to show training pitch moves transferred to game play.
Chippenham hosted Kingswood for their second match of the season on the back of a fine win the week before. The team nearly at full strength fielded 8 players this week all raring to go after a good training session on Friday night. Kingswood arrived with 10 players but wanted to stay as they were. Sorry girls, no subs still!! From the kick off Chippenham's intent was clear, give no quarter in attack or defence. Lauren caught the ball cleanly and went on a good run supported by Hayley who scored from the off. 5-0. Strangely, Kingswood chose to kick off. A good team try followed moving the ball from right to left and finished off by Zara to score. 10-0. From KO Chippenham worked the right hand side, Kingswood gathered the ball but as through the game so far are met by some fierce and aggressive tackling, knock on, scrum Chippenham. Zara hooks the ball back gracefully, Anna playing scrum half wipes the ball out to Lauren who passes off to Hayley to score. 15.0. Great lines of running with excellent footwork. Re-start works well ending in a ruck which Chippenham hit with some vigour, Lily picks up but is stopped by some good Kingswood tackling. From the scrum, Anna to Lauren work the ball from left to right, good hands down the line to Shannon to go over 20.0. Great catch from Zara off the KO who runs the ball back supported by Shannon and Lily with a nice floated pass for Lily to score 25.0. Chippenham KO but soon counter ruck and clear out the ruck, pick up by Lauren who passes out to Madison who scores 30.0. 1st quarter over of 10 minutes of fast paced rugby.
2nd 10 starts with Zara doing a great chase from KO to catch the ball, great footwork ably supported by Anna who goes over the whitewash to score 35.0. Lauren gathers the KO well and hits the midfield, Chippenham get the ball out to Zara who opens up and score down the right hand side 40.0. Lily has a great catch from KO and runs down the line but is bundled into touch, Chippenham regain the ball Lauren and Hayley do a lovely switch midfield - nice. Great running with Lauren still in support who scores 45.0. Kingswood still attack the Chippenham line taking the ball up and working the midfield. Shannon comes in with a monster tackle - Munch! Time out for the Kingswood player to be treated. Zara has a fab catch from the KO and takes the ball up, Chippenham clear out the ruck and the ball is whipped out to Shannon with a great run to score down the right hand side 50.0. Better from Kingswood from the KO doing lots of good work but resulted with being bundled into touch. Free pass taken by Lauren and down the line - good hands. Ruck formed but Chippenham counter ruck again, great strength and aggression. Ball's out to Shannon with an inside pass to Hayley who scores 55.0. From the KO a few scrums followed from play, the midfield becomes busy with a who can be strongest holding the ball contest going on! Chippenham win the ball which goes to Hayley running from depth to smash through and score 60.0 (13 tries). Another break followed this, with the game turning into one way traffic, Kingswood were asked if they wanted to mix it up but declined the offer. Chippenham briefed by their coaches accordingly.
Kingswood kick off the 3rd quarter, good return by Chippenham down the left hand side for Lily to score 65.0. Good work again by Chippenham from the off. Libby running a great support line with Lauren who passes it off for Libby to score 70.0. Chippenham now have the whole team on the score sheet. Well done girls for the great team play and working for each other well. Again from the start Chippenham spread the ball around the park with some great play which is finished off by Madison going over to score 75.0. Again, Kingswood chose to kick? Zara catches the ball at pace and goes on a great run down the right hand side after some great footwork in midfield. 80.0 KO some good work by both teams, Zara kicks to clear Chippenham lines chased up by a speedy Anna supported by Zara who smashes in a tackle - Anna picks up and scores 85.0. From the start great play by both teams with a long period of play, Lauren breaks the deadlock scoring down the right hand side 90.0 Chippenham KO and put Kingswood under pressure who kick to open space. Zara's on the ball in a flash with a great pick up and run in to score 95.0. 3rd break - another Kingswood player down. Kingswood KO caught by Zara, the balls moved right to left, knock on, scrum. Zara takes another scrum against the head, ball taken on, another knock on scrum. Ball out Kingswood side, aggressive tackling by Chippenham, ruck formed out to Lily who finds space and scores 100.0 From KO Chippenham work the ball well and a fantastic team try follows scored by Shannon 105.0. Break for another Kingswood injury. Chippenham drop a player to match them as they are now down to 7. Chippenham return the KO and camp on Kingswood line - scrum. Chippenham press, Lauren steals the ball in the tackle and scores 110-0. Straight from the KO the ball goes through all of Chippenham hands to Anna who scores 115.0. KO forces a scrum - Chippenham press again, Anna in to score another in right hand corner 120-0. Another great team try is finished off by Anna 125.0. Final play sees great hands down the line, Zara offloads to Anna who passes off to Hayley who scores 130-0. With the pace of the game, I missed 2 scores who were Hayley and Madison final score 140-0.
Thank you Kingswood for a great game of rugby we look forward to the return fixture. You showed great spirit.
Yet again girls, a fantastic game of rugby and you entertained the crowd, parents and coaches. We are justifiably proud of you all and fantastic team play with individual moments of magic. 28 tries in one game, not bad going!