Peterborough Ladies 34 Lincoln Ladies 0
2018 starts as 2017 finished
Boro Ladies welcomed Lincoln Ladies to a snowy and cold Fortress Fengate for their first game in 2018, and were looking to continue their unbeaten league run.
For the first 20 minutes Boro struggled with the conditions, often spilling balls, which resulted in scrums, which they would often win. However, following a kick return from Zoe, which saw Sarah burst into the Lincoln 22, Steph was on hand to cross the line following quick ruck ball on the visitors 5 metre line. Boro looked like they were coming to terms with the conditions, and skipper Mel was on hand to score after some good close quarter work form the forwards.
Half time Peterborough 10 Lincoln 0.
Coach Rich was able to rotate his squad, and did to good effect. Boro continued in the second half as they finished the first, and Mel crossed for her second try, showing determination to score. She was successful with her conversion. Nat was next to score, sniping from the base of another ruck. Mel successful with the conversion. By now, the forwards were showing real determination at the breakdown, allowing the backs to get on the front foot, and they were able to get the ball down the backline looking to use the wide channels to get forward. Boro were warming to their task (not literally). Joss was next to score, again following some good work from her fellow forwards. Kelly scored with the final play of the game as Boro were back to something approaching their best.
Final Score Peterborough Ladies 34 Lincoln Ladies 0 (and nothing lost to frostbite)
Our thanks to our match official and to Lincoln for the game, played in great spirits in difficult conditions.
Rich picked Kat and Steph as his forward and back of the match, but everyone was in the mix.
The bring-along today was The 80s. I reckon you had to be there !
Next week Coalville away.