Peterborough Ladies 45 Shelford Ladies 5
Peterborough Ladies start their league campaign with a bang
The Ladies welcomed Shelford to Fortress Fengate for their first league match in NC Midlands 1, and ran out with a well-deserved win 45 – 5.
Shelford started the stronger, were well organised and made the most of some indecisive play by the hosts in their own 22 to get the first score of the game. From then on, Peterborough upped the intensity, and were able to tie in the Shelford defence before slick passing released the backs, who were able to use their pace to good effect. First up a penalty try, awarded as Steph reached the try line (unlucky), but with an overlap outside there would have been no excuse if Boro did not score. Jess W scored next, driving over from more impressive support play, converted by Zoe, who then scored and converted the next try, showing some impressive pace to sprint past the defence. Jess scored her second try with the final play of the half after the forwards secured clean ball at a ruck.
The second half saw Peterborough’s defence keep the visitors at bay, while looking to go forward when they had the ball. Sarah A showed good pace and strength to burst through a couple of tackles on half way before racing to the try line. The pack were working hard, and keeping the visitors tight to the ruck area. Sarah W was next on the score sheet, again showing good strength and pace (not bad having played for the victorious Army RL team on Saturday), Zoe was successful with the extras. The final try was scored by Jess R, who had moved from full back to flanker, but running a great support line to receive a pop pass before racing to the tryline.
Final Score Peterborough Ladies 45 Shelford Ladies 5.
Our thanks to Shelford for the game, played in an excellent spirit and our match official.
Coach Parsons chose the Jess's as his players of the match.
A good crowd there, including the injured Ladies, enough for another team (if it was sevens !!).
We left before the debauchery of the Vicars and Tarts in court, unless I misinterpreted things and it was a religious pastry fest !
Next week the Ladies continue their league programme away at ONs.
But remember, no pooches allowed.