Peterborough Ladies 39 Rugby Lionesses 7
2019 starts with a bang
Peterborough Ladies welcomed Rugby Lionesses to Fortress Fengate for their first match of 2019, and were able to consolidate their second place in the league.
Straight from the kick off Jess was able to score, following some good hands and a direct line and pop from Michelle. Zoe was successful with the conversion. The match then settled into a more familiar pattern, both teams testing each other, but with Boro having the best of the territory. This pressure paid off when Nat was able to sneak over in the corner. This appeared to stir the visitors, who were now growing into the game. Both teams made some errors, which lead to a good few scrums, and there was no quarter asked or given in defence, which saw the first half take a fair bit longer than 40 minutes with time added on due to injuries.
Half time Peterborough Ladies 12 Rugby Lionesses 0.
The second half saw Boro regain the ascendancy, and skipper Mel was able to crash over for a try. Rugby were now playing their best rugby of the match, and scored a try when they were able keep the ball alive in the tackle, converted. It was now game on, but the hosts stepped up a gear as we approached the last quarter. Sarah was next to score, with a trademark step and sprint to line, Zoe again getting the extras. Laura scored taking a direct route to the line. Kaleigh scored next as Boro kept the pressure on the Rugby tryline. The final play of the game saw Sarah score her second try as she ghosted through the defence, leaving everyone behind.
Final score Peterborough Ladies 39 Rugby Lionesses 7.
Our thanks to Rugby for the match played in the right way, and to our match official.
Coach Parsons picked Alisha and Sophie as his players of the match.
Next week, Five Ways Old Edwardians away. Lets keep this run going.