In any game, the game itself is the prize no matter who wins
Together everyone achieves more
Chippenham U13 girls hosted Nailsea & Backwell on a fine sunny Sunday morning. Nailsea & Backwell turned up with 12 and Chippenham had their usual 8, they like to keep fit! Chippenham set the tone for the day from the KO. Hayley gathers the ball well and offloads to Libby who gets the ball to Zara who with some nice footwork takes her over to score. Chippenham re-start but N&B fumble the ball, Chippenham counter ruck and steal the ball which is whipped out to Lauren to score. Chippenham re-start but Lauren puts a little too much on it, scrum. Zara hooks the ball against the head which is passed out to Lauren from Anna, Lauren stands strong and scores. Lauren kicks off with a nice high ball which N&B let bounce with a rampant Hayley catching it on the chase up to go straight through and score. Chippenham re-start , brought back by N&B but a good tackle spills the ball and Shannon puts her body on the line by getting down to secure the ball. From the ruck the ball goes down the line to Madison who speeds down the wing to score.
Good catch by N&B from the re-start. A great double tackle by Hayley and Zara force the player into touch, turnover ball, the ball is whipped down the backline to Zara coming into the mid-field who steps and offloads to Shannon who passes out to Lily to score. Great work from N&B from KO, big tackle from Lauren forces turnover, out through great hands to Madison who goes down the right hand side to score. From the KO N&B work the left hand side and then the middle, hands in ruck, knock on, scrum, won by Chippenham out to Hayley running a great angle at pace, out to Lily in support to score. 8-0 1st 10 minutes over. N&B are asked if they want to mix it up but say they are ok.
KO Hayley hits the breakdown, the ball goes out to Lauren back across to Madison to score down left hand side - great hands. Good work from the KO by N&B taking the play up field. Great tackle by Lauren, great pick up by Zara, fantastic step, ball floated to Shannon who scores, great support. KO knock on to N&B. Another scrum against the head, Zara's on fire. Out to Lauren to Shannon working the left hand side, back to Lily and then Madison and off to Anna to score. Another KO, play around midfield putting pressure on N&B line, some good play by sides but a knock on results in a scrum. N&B pick up from the scrum and take it up field but Lauren comes in with a big tackle but winds herself. After catching her breath she's ok and back in play, hard as nails. The ball goes through the whole team for Zara to finish off a great team try in the top left hand corner. Another great team try followed this one scored by Libby. From KO Chippenham apply the pressure, play becomes a bit scrappy but Hayley breaks through to score. Good play follows by N&B but Zara's tackle turns the ball over. Great team play follows with Lauren stealing the ball, out down the line to Madison to score left hand side. Second quarter over 15-0.
N&B kick off, play in midfield switches with Lauren who scores. Chippenham KO and attack N&B line and force the knock on-scrum. The loose ball is picked up and Zara scores down the right hand side. N&B KO, Zara has butter fingers, scrum. Chippenham win the scrum and Lauren clears their lines. Gets a bit messy midfield, Lily and Zara show their strength by holding the players up and stealing the ball with Zara going over to score. From KO Lauren shows her pace to bundle the N&B player into touch. The ball goes down Chippenham's line with Lily cutting the angles for a fantastic score finding space and showing pace. KO - knock on N&B ball, N&B take it up field showing great play, Hayley comes in with a big tackle, ball comes out of ruck through soft hands to Hayley again to score. From KO Chippenham make big tackles which forces the turnover, out to Anna who scores down the left hand side. From KO, play around midfield but Hayley takes a knock and takes 5. There's a good battle midfield and N&B force the scrum. A lot of work in the midfield again, great tackle turn over to Chippenham out to Hayley to score. 22-0 3rd Quarter.
N&B asked again if they would like to mix it up but decline again. KO and Lauren takes the ball up and goes through the whole teams hands to left hand side for Madison to wiz through and score. Chippenham KO and N&B gather the ball well and return it up field showing great spirit and never giving up. Zara and Shannon double tackle the N&B into touch. Libby takes the ball up but N&B tackle well and turn the ball over at the ruck. A big tackle on the N&B player who is injured. N&B have now used all their subs and down 1. Hayley takes one for the team to match N&B soon after time is called. 23-0
Thank you N&B for a wonderful game of rugby, we look forward to the return fixture. You showed fantastic game girl ship and great spirit.
Girls yet again another great show put on by all of you. Great team play, you get stronger every week. We are all proud of you as usual.