Peterborough Ladies 94 Sleaford Ladies 15
Another impressive display from Boro
Boro Ladies welcomed Sleaford to Fortress Fengate on Mothers Day and produced another outstanding performance.
From the outset, Boro were looking to attack, and it paid off when Steph scored the first try of the afternoon after two minutes, with skipper Mel getting the conversion. Almost immediately, the same two players found themselves on the scoresheet again, following some incisive running from the Boro team. Kat was next to score, with Boro showing a determination to play fast, open and when necessary aggressive rugby. Today saw the team jackaling and counter rucking to great effect, getting turnover ball and setting up a number of attacks. Michelle, on a hot run of form, was next to score, before Sarah scored two tries, bamboozling the opposition with her first and showing a more direct approach with her second. The final play of the game, saw Laura P get the ball in midfield and sprint to the try line.
Half time Peterborough Ladies 47 Sleaford Ladies 0
With the game played at 10-a-side, Coach Rich was able to rotate his squad, which he did to great effect. The second half started in a similar fashion to the first, with Emma scoring two tries, showing pace and determination. Sarah was next to score before Steph got her hat-trick try. Credit to Sleaford, who kept plugging away and scored a try. Sarah then scored a hat-trick try (the latter two tries converted by Michelle) before Michelle scored her second try. Not only were Boro playing at pace, but the ability to offload was paying dividends. However, at this point Boro appeared to take their foot off the gas, and Sleaford scored a good try from a scrum on the Boro 22, when the fly half took the ball back to the blindside to score. Sleaford scored the last points of the match when Boro conceded two penalties in quick succession, and were able to capitalise in the confusion in the Boro defence.
Final Score Peterborough Ladies 94 Sleaford Ladies 15.
Our thanks to Sleaford for a great match played in an excellent spirit, and to our match official.
Coach Rich chose Kat and Laura W as his players of the match, but everyone must have been in the frame.
Next week, Mellish away, more of the same please.