Buxton Ladies 0 Peterborough Ladies 108
Boro Ladies enjoy bus trip to Derbyshire Dales
Peterborough Ladies traveled to Buxton for their second league match of the season, and were looking to continue their good start.
In front of a good few traveling supporters, including Club Chairman, Alan Graham, Boro got off to a flyer when Laura burst through a couple of tackles to score within five minutes, skipper Mel was successful with the conversion. Mel scored the next try as Boro were looking to go forward at every opportunity. Nat was next to score with a trademark sprint to the line before Nicola bamboozeled the defence, cutting in, to draw the opposing winger before swerving back out to scorch her way to the line. Hannah (Tex) was next, taking a more direct route. Laura got a second before Steph was able to ghost through the Buxton defence to score. Nat scored a second before half time.
Half time Buxton Ladies 0 Peterborough Ladies 46.
The second half saw Boro playing into the wind, but they carried on playing the same way, with the forwards taking the ball on quickly at the breakdowns before the backs were able to show what they could do. Jo was on hand to score her first try for a few seasons when crashing over, which got everyone cheering. Sarah scored, cutting a line from full back before Nat scored again taking a quick tap and catching the hosts out. Nicola was able to show her mazy running skills with her second try before Nat was on hand to score again following some good work from Michelle. The forwards, Hannah (J), Jackie, Jade, Rebecca and Verity were all getting over the gain line and making their tackles to stop a determined Buxton, who despite the score, kept their heads up and continued to play. Meagan was able to link the centres to the wings. Steph scored her second, using a step and a hand off to get into space on her way to the try line. Nicola was able to finish off more good handling and Nat was able to snipe and sprint to the line for the next two tries. Bianka scored her first try for Boro, when showed real determination not to be stopped, having controlled the game from fly half.
Final Score Buxton Ladies 0 Peterborough Ladies 108.
Thanks to Buxton for the game, played in an excellent spirit, and they will improve as the season progresses and to our match official.
Coach (not the bus type coach) Rich chose Laura and Nat as forward and back of the day, but that could not have been easy, but they justified the picks, winning the end of match drinking race.
Court was held on the move, with Verity dispensing justice as she saw fit. This weeks bringalong was something to do with another sport, and did we get some bringalongs. Michelle in her American Football pads, Jade in her off road motocross shirt, Laura as the new British number 3 tennis player, Mel as the new British number 2 Ladies golfer, and a bunch of football related players. Court saw the addition of crickets as one of the forfeits (I think they were deep fried). Michelle appeared to be able to control the dice/die to ensure that she could nominate, but enough of such sorcery.
Next week, the Ladies play Coalville Ladies at Fortress Fengate. You don't want to miss it.