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Old Elthamians
Old Albanians
J Lemau, K Dootson
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
C Harvey
Conversions
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Sun 4 Nov 14:30 - League Full time Attendance 74

Elthamians' unbeaten run ended

The league leaders' impressive start to the season came to a sudden halt on Sunday as they were overwhelmed by an early Old Albanians onslaught.

Old Elthamians 12 Old Albanians 36

OEs made four changes for the visit of Albanians. With only one recognised prop available, Bex Goodwin moved from loose to tighthead with Lauren Seakins, normally a hooker coming in at loosehead. Sophie Durman replaced injured Beccy Smith in the second row following a strong debut against Hampstead. Jasmine Leota, a new squad addition who captained Wellington Samoa and represented New Zealand Universities this year, made her long awaited debut packing down at blindside flanker with Ciara Walkin moving to the bench.

In the back line Ciara Potter replaced Andy Birchall on the wing, while on the bench flanker Beccy Penfold made her long awaited return from a knee injury picked up in the last league game of last season. Recently signed scrum half Elliane Gelman, formerly of Wasps, Henley and Oxford University among her former clubs, also made her league debut.

OEs are still settling at this level and the game started in the same vein as their previous four league fixtures when they found themselves seven points down after only six minutes.
The big OAs pack dictated the flow and pace of the game and didn't allow OEs any time to get into their stride. For the first time this season, the Elthamian scrum was also an area of concern as they were shunted backwards and surrendered possession.
On 14 minutes a flowing move enabled the visitors to go over again out wide and double their lead.

With just 20 minutes gone, things went from bad to worse for the home side as makeshift prop Seakins withdrew with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Alex Baron making her league debut in only her second game of rugby!

The Albanian onslaught continued and with just over 30 minutes on the clock, they added another two well-worked tries and had taken a commanding 24-0 lead.

With just two minutes of the half remaining, Leota received a ball in midfield from a short lineout and burst through four tackles to take Elthamians into the OAs' 22 for the first time. A couple more phases and carries from the pack and Leota was on hand to pirouette through the last tackle to go over for a try on her debut.

True to form OEs started the second half strongly and pinned OAs in their 22. A charge down from a five metre scrum resulted in scrum-half Katie Dootson pouncing on the loose ball for OEs' second try on 45 minutes, Courtney Harvey adding the extras.

The game swung back and forth for the remainder of the match, but on this occasion Elthamians had given themselves too much of a mountain to climb. Chances came and went but as the game entered the last 10 minutes, it was the visitors who were to put the seal on an impressive performance with two further tries to complete an emphatic win.

Old Elthamians: Allebone, Melville-Brown, Gray, John, Potter, Harris, Dootson, Seakins, Rukin, Goodwin, Durman, Mitten, Leota, Branch, Harvey. Subs: Baron, Gent, Walkin, Penfold, Gelman, Birchall, Willis.

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Key moments

6:00
Try Try for Old Albanians
7:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Albanians
14:00
Try Try for Old Albanians
15:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Albanians
22:00
Try Try for Old Albanians
32:00
Try Try for Old Albanians
38:00
Try Jasmine Lemau scores for Old Elthamians
45:00
Try Katie Dootson scores for Old Elthamians
46:00
Conversion Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
68:00
Try Try for Old Albanians
72:00
Try Try for Old Albanians
73:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Albanians

Highlights

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73:00 Conversion 12 - 36
Conversion for Old Albanians
72:00 Try 12 - 34
Try for Old Albanians
72:00 Sub On
Andrea Birchall is substituted on for Old Elthamians
72:00 Sub On
Ellaine Gelman is substituted on for Old Elthamians
72:00 Sub Off
Katie Dootson is substituted off for Old Elthamians
72:00 Sub Off
Ciara Walkin is substituted off for Old Elthamians
69:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Albanians
69:00 Sub On
Jasmine Lemau is substituted on for Old Elthamians
69:00 Sub Off
Charley Mitten is substituted off for Old Elthamians
68:00 Try 12 - 29
Try for Old Albanians
64:00 Sub On
Rebecca Penfold is substituted on for Old Elthamians
64:00 Sub Off
Jasmine Lemau is substituted off for Old Elthamians
46:00 Sub On
Anneka Willis is substituted on for Old Elthamians
46:00 Sub Off
Ciara Potter is substituted off for Old Elthamians
46:00 Conversion 12 - 24
Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
45:00 Try 10 - 24
Katie Dootson scores for Old Elthamians
End of period 1
39:00 Missed Conversion
Courtney Harvey misses a conversion for Old Elthamians
38:00 Try 5 - 24
Jasmine Lemau scores for Old Elthamians
33:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Albanians
32:00 Try 0 - 24
Try for Old Albanians
23:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Albanians
22:00 Try 0 - 19
Try for Old Albanians
21:00 Sub Off
Lauren Seakins is substituted off for Old Elthamians
21:00 Sub On
Alexandra Baron is substituted on for Old Elthamians
20:00 Sub Off
Sophie Durman is substituted off for Old Elthamians
20:00 Sub On
Ciara Walkin is substituted on for Old Elthamians
15:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Conversion for Old Albanians
14:00 Try 0 - 12
Try for Old Albanians
7:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Old Albanians
6:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Old Albanians
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Old Elthamians
  • Old Albanians
  • 0
  • Try 6:00'
  • Conversion 7:00'
  • Try 14:00'
  • Conversion 15:00'
  • Sophie Durman Sub Off 20:00'
  • Ciara Walkin Sub On 20:00'
  • Lauren Seakins Sub Off 21:00'
  • Alexandra Baron Sub On 21:00'
  • Try 22:00'
  • Try 32:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Try 38:00'
  • Katie Dootson Try 45:00'
  • Courtney Harvey Conversion 46:00'
  • Ciara Potter Sub Off 46:00'
  • Anneka Willis Sub On 46:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Sub Off 64:00'
  • Rebecca Penfold Sub On 64:00'
  • Try 68:00'
  • Charley Mitten Sub Off 69:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Sub On 69:00'
  • Ciara Walkin Sub Off 72:00'
  • Andrea Birchall Sub On 72:00'
  • Katie Dootson Sub Off 72:00'
  • Ellaine Gelman Sub On 72:00'
  • Try 72:00'
  • Conversion 73:00'

Team selection

Allebone, Amy Allebone, Amy
Potter, Ciara Potter, Ciara
Gray, Georgia Gray, Georgia
John, Emily John, Emily
Melville-Brown, Clair Melville-Brown, Clair
Harris, Helen Harris, Helen
Dootson, Katie Dootson, Katie
Harvey, Courtney Harvey, Courtney
Branch, Poppy Branch, Poppy
Lemau, Jasmine Lemau, Jasmine
Mitten, Charley Mitten, Charley
Durman, Sophie Durman, Sophie
Goodwin, Rebecca Goodwin, Rebecca
Rukin, Stephanie Rukin, Stephanie
Seakins, Lauren Seakins, Lauren

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