Love it when a plan comes together
Another win for the Rhinos
On a misty Mother’s Day afternoon play got underway between the Haringey Rhino Ladies and Stockwood Park Ladies at the Rhino’s home ground on Perth Road in Wood Green.
The kick off came from the home team who chased, screaming up the pitch and the following 10 minutes consisted of continuous back and forth of scrums for both teams. Stockwood started to work the ball out to the left but with a precisely placed tackle by Rhino Molly McNamara, the ball came loose with winger Laura MacNeil collecting it to take advantage of the free ball and ran it in for the first try of the game. The conversion was scored by Louise Bonnet to put the Rhinos ahead 7-0.
Stockwood forced the Rhinos to execute consistent tackles to battle their strong offence but eventually the Rhinos regained possession and the continuing pressure forced a penalty from Stockwood, quickly taken by Scrum-Half Noémi Nemes who dove over the mark for success, bringing the score to 12-0.
Eventually, around the 25 minute mark, Faye Anderson of the Stockwood Ladies returned the favour in the form of a try in the right corner of the in-goal area to make it 12-5.
The second half was played almost entirely in Stockwood’s half but the Rhinos still could not break through the try line due to some solid defending from the visiting team. With moments left in the match, Stockwood’s Prop Faye Anderson once again broke through the Rhino defense and made her way down the pitch from her own twenty-two in the hopes of tying the game; however, her hopes were not to come to fruition due to number 10, Laura Magill, making a diving tackle from behind to save the game for the Rhinos, cementing their victory at 12-5.
WOTM - Laura MacNeil
Biggest Hit - Laura Magil
Massive thanks to both teams and friends/family whom, in honor of International Women’s Day earlier in the week, donated various sanitary products to charity ‘A Bloody Good Cause’, who collect these items for homeless/refuge/low income women and girls to help combat period poverty. Their latest campaign is helping out The Red Box Project, Stoke Newington.