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West Norfolk Ladies
Southwold Swallows Ladies
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C Savage (3)
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Sun 13 Jan 14:00 - RFUW Championship - Women's NC East 1 Full time

Just 14 players away against 2nd in the League after a 2 hour journey - tough ask.

The final score didn't reflect the Swallows' efforts

West Norfolk agreed to match numbers with both teams dropping a fullback.

They kicked-off and immediately put pressure on us deep in our half but having composed ourselves Wold cam back and marched up the park with multiple phases keeping the ball tight. After consecutive blind pick-and-goes around the half way line Marj went blind again, broke a few tackles in the tight channel and popped it out to Sav who managed to out flank and out run the defence to score under the posts. She converted her own try. 5 minutes gone 7 points up.

West came back strongly and our line speed again let us down as we were allowing them to run at us and consequently conceding a few meters from every blast. Eventually a gap opened one side of the ruck and they took advantage bursting through to score.

We retaliated almost immediately after a backs move came off tying in their Centres and giving Sav the opportunity to run around the outside to score her second try.

All was looking good and then we had a 10 minute spell when we completely lost our structure in defence and composure in attack and conceded 19 points which basically put the game to bed for West Norfolk.

Inspired by the extraordinary turnaround of the 1st XV the day before, Wold came out in the second half determined to make amend for the disastrous 2nd quarter. Our determination was tested as we were pinned on our line from the restart but managed to win a 5m scrum and the ball was expertly passed down the line drawing and passing to commit the opposition until a final pop from Fran to a looping Sav gave her the unenviable task of running 80m to score under the posts. She even managed to get her breath back to convert.

From then on West piled on the pressure and with the help of fresh legs continued to find gaps for the stronger runners to exploit. Though our line speed improved and despite our virtually faultless rucking (over 100 rucks recorded in the game) and dominant scrum (Lainey hooking at least 3 against the head) we simply ran out of puff and West managed another 3 tries before the end of the game.

Unfortunately the passion boiled over a few minutes before the end and a mass flare-up hastened the refs final whistle. Fortunately tempers calmed to still have the tunnels and handshakes as both sides left the field. West acknowledged that the scoreline flattered them and didn't truly reflect the intensity of the battle.

Player of the Match was Sav for scoring all our points but she shared the accolade with Michaela who was in the middle of everything on the day with more than a couple great breaks and hits. Newbie Jasmine was awarded back of the day for her determination but nominated Lainey to boat race for her - needless to say that with Lainey and Michaela on the drinking seats we easily beat West!


Onwards and upwards Ladies

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: 1x1 rip

Key moments

5:00
Try Chantelle Savage scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
6:00
Conversion Chantelle Savage kicks a conversion for Southwold Swallows Ladies
8:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies
14:00
Try Chantelle Savage scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
20:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies
21:00
Conversion Conversion for West Norfolk Ladies
23:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies
24:00
Conversion Conversion for West Norfolk Ladies
25:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies
2:00
Try Chantelle Savage scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
3:00
Conversion Chantelle Savage kicks a conversion for Southwold Swallows Ladies
10:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies
15:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies
16:00
Conversion Conversion for West Norfolk Ladies
25:00
Try Try for West Norfolk Ladies

Highlights

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25:00 Try 41 - 19
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
16:00 Conversion 17 - 19
Conversion for West Norfolk Ladies
15:00 Try 15 - 19
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
10:00 Try 10 - 14
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
3:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Chantelle Savage kicks a conversion for Southwold Swallows Ladies
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Chantelle Savage scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
End of period 1
25:00 Try 36 - 19
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
24:00 Conversion 31 - 19
Conversion for West Norfolk Ladies
23:00 Try 29 - 19
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
21:00 Conversion 24 - 19
Conversion for West Norfolk Ladies
20:00 Try 22 - 19
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
14:00 Try 10 - 19
Chantelle Savage scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
8:00 Try 5 - 14
Try for West Norfolk Ladies
6:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Chantelle Savage kicks a conversion for Southwold Swallows Ladies
5:00 Try 0 - 12
Chantelle Savage scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
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As it happened

  • West Norfolk Ladies
  • Southwold Swallows Ladies
  • 0
  • Chantelle Savage Try 5:00'
  • Chantelle Savage Conversion 6:00'
  • Try 8:00'
  • Chantelle Savage Try 14:00'
  • Try 20:00'
  • Conversion 21:00'
  • Try 23:00'
  • Conversion 24:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Chantelle Savage Try 2:00'
  • Chantelle Savage Conversion 3:00'
  • Try 10:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Try 25:00'

Team selection

Laurie, Francesca Laurie, Francesca
Fisher, Jasmin Fisher, Jasmin
Catling, Emma Catling, Emma
McKay, Alex McKay, Alex
Savage, Chantelle Savage, Chantelle
Lees, Rianna Lees, Rianna
Marjoram, Laura Marjoram, Laura
Perry, Emily Perry, Emily
Gent, Cerys Gent, Cerys
Williams, Robin Williams, Robin
Scarle, Michaela Scarle, Michaela
Rivett, Jayne Rivett, Jayne
huckle, Lorraine huckle, Lorraine
Harvey, Natalie Harvey, Natalie

League round up

Other Women's NC East 1 results

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19
Woodbridge Ladies
To be arranged 8

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bury St Edmunds Ladies 8 40
2. Southwold Swallows Ladies 7 19
3. Stanford Le Hope Ladies 3 10
4. West Norfolk Ladies 2 6
5. Chelmsford Ladies 3 3
6. Lakenham Hewett Ladies 3 3
7. Woodbridge Ladies 2 2

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