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Womens XV - Match centre

Old Elthamians
Lewes
J Lemau (2), K Dootson, C Melville-Brown
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
C Harvey (3)
Conversions
Unknown
Sun 18 Nov 14:00 - League Full time Attendance 85

OEs Women return to winning ways.

Elthamians bounced back from their first ever league defeat a fortnight ago to secure a hard fought victory over Lewes Ladies at College Meadow.

Old Elthamians 26-19 Lewes

OEs made two changes to their starting line up - Ciara Walkin coming into the back row with Poppy Branch moving to lock. In the backs, Andy Birchall resumed on the wing swapping with Ciara Potter who moved to the bench.

For the first time this season Elthamians started brightly looking sharp in attack and defence. But it was an impressive Lewes side who struck first after working their way deep into home territory early on. Following multiple phases, OEs eventually ran out of defenders and Lewes opened the scoring with a converted try after only six minutes.

Despite the early setback, the home side looked like a team playing with a lot less pressure on them and they quickly took a stranglehold on this contest.

With fly-half Helen Harris and centres Emily John and Georgia Gray aggressive in defence, Lewes spilled the ball a number times and the home side were quick to capitalise.

Prop Bex Goodwin along with Branch, hooker Steph Rukin and flanker Jasmine Leota made big gains with the ball in hand and it was Leota who crashed over for OEs' opening try on 17 minutes, No.8 Courtney Harvey adding the extras.

For the rest of the half, OEs monopolised territory and possession and battered the Lewes line. The visitors had two players sin-binned in quick succession for constant infringements and three minutes before the interval OEs scrum half Katie Dootson took advantage of the gaps in the Lewes defence to race through for her 2nd try in successive matches. A Harvey conversion saw OEs 14-7 up at half time.

The home side started the second half brightly. Early pressure soon put them in in the Lewes 22 and a quick penalty saw the ball moved through the hands of Dootson and Harvey to put wing Clair Melville-Brown in space to go over out wide for her first OEs try on 43 minutes, once again Harvey added the two points.

Elthamians had their tails up now and looked dangerous whenever they moved the ball wide. With a constant supply of quick ball they were soon on the Lewes line again where another powerful pick and go saw Leota over for her second try.

However, in the final quarter the game lost all shape and structure and descended into a bit of a mess. OEs also seemed to get on the wrong side of the referee and would see the game out with 13 players after both Potter and Leota were sent to the sidelines.

Lewes were quick to capitalise on their extra numbers and in the last eight minutes they scored two converted tries to cut the deficit to just seven points. But Elthamians had enough left in the tank to see out the game and a hard-fought victory.

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

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

6:00
Try Try for Lewes
7:00
Conversion Conversion for Lewes
16:00
Try Jasmine Lemau scores for Old Elthamians
17:00
Conversion Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
37:00
Try Katie Dootson scores for Old Elthamians
38:00
Conversion Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
43:00
Try Clair Melville-Brown scores for Old Elthamians
44:00
Conversion Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
52:00
Try Jasmine Lemau scores for Old Elthamians
70:00
Try Try for Lewes
78:00
Try Try for Lewes

Highlights

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79:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Lewes
78:00 Try 26 - 17
Try for Lewes
77:00 Red Card
Jasmine Lemau is sent off for Old Elthamians
74:00 Sub Off
Courtney Harvey is substituted off for Old Elthamians
74:00 Sub On
Ellen Codling is substituted on for Old Elthamians
74:00 Sub On
Alexandra Baron is substituted on for Old Elthamians
74:00 Sub On
Kirsty Thompson is substituted on for Old Elthamians
74:00 Sub Off
Ciara Walkin is substituted off for Old Elthamians
74:00 Sub Off
Lauren Seakins is substituted off for Old Elthamians
71:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Lewes
70:00 Try 26 - 12
Try for Lewes
64:00 Sub Off
Katie Dootson is substituted off for Old Elthamians
64:00 Sub On
Ciara Potter is substituted on for Old Elthamians
64:00 Sub Off
Amy Allebone is substituted off for Old Elthamians
64:00 Sub On
Ellaine Gelman is substituted on for Old Elthamians
59:00 Yellow Card
Jasmine Lemau is yellow carded for Old Elthamians
53:00 Sub On
Anneka Willis is substituted on for Old Elthamians
53:00 Sub On
Katie Gent is substituted on for Old Elthamians
53:00 Sub Off
Clair Melville-Brown is substituted off for Old Elthamians
53:00 Sub Off
Charley Mitten is substituted off for Old Elthamians
53:00 Missed Conversion
Courtney Harvey misses a conversion for Old Elthamians
52:00 Try 26 - 7
Jasmine Lemau scores for Old Elthamians
44:00 Conversion 21 - 7
Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
43:00 Try 19 - 7
Clair Melville-Brown scores for Old Elthamians
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 14 - 7
Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
37:00 Try 12 - 7
Katie Dootson scores for Old Elthamians
36:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Lewes
35:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Lewes
17:00 Conversion 7 - 7
Courtney Harvey kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
16:00 Try 5 - 7
Jasmine Lemau scores for Old Elthamians
7:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Lewes
6:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Lewes
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Old Elthamians
  • Lewes
  • 0
  • Try 6:00'
  • Conversion 7:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Try 16:00'
  • Courtney Harvey Conversion 17:00'
  • Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Katie Dootson Try 37:00'
  • Courtney Harvey Conversion 38:00'
  • Clair Melville-Brown Try 43:00'
  • Courtney Harvey Conversion 44:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Try 52:00'
  • Charley Mitten Sub Off 53:00'
  • Clair Melville-Brown Sub Off 53:00'
  • Katie Gent Sub On 53:00'
  • Anneka Willis Sub On 53:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Yellow Card 59:00'
  • Ciara Potter Sub On 64:00'
  • Ellaine Gelman Sub On 64:00'
  • Amy Allebone Sub Off 64:00'
  • Katie Dootson Sub Off 64:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Lauren Seakins Sub Off 74:00'
  • Courtney Harvey Sub Off 74:00'
  • Ciara Walkin Sub Off 74:00'
  • Kirsty Thompson Sub On 74:00'
  • Alexandra Baron Sub On 74:00'
  • Ellen Codling Sub On 74:00'
  • Jasmine Lemau Red Card 77:00'
  • Try 78:00'

Team selection

Allebone, Amy Allebone, Amy
Birchall, Andrea Birchall, Andrea
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
Walkin, Ciara Walkin, Ciara
Lemau, Jasmine Lemau, Jasmine
Branch, Poppy Branch, Poppy
Mitten, Charley Mitten, Charley
Seakins, Lauren Seakins, Lauren
Rukin, Stephanie Rukin, Stephanie
Goodwin, Rebecca Goodwin, Rebecca

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