Wasps Ladies - Match centre

Trojans Ladies
Wasps Ladies II
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Full time
E Arboine, J Szczyglowska, D Harrisson
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M Dorrian
Sun 15 Jan 14:00 - RFUW National Challenge - Women's Championship South 1

Narrow loss to Top of the Table

One try in it as the 2nd XV loose to top of the table but knock them off top spot.

It was an close and intense battle between Wasps Ladies 2's and Trojans, who currently sit 2nd of the table, with Trojans just clenching the win in the final minutes of the game. Trojan's centre, Sarah Thomas, helped the team to a victory with a hat-trick, whilst Wasps players Emelia Arbouine, Johanna Szczyglowska and Danielle Harrison secured three tries for Wasps.

Trojans kicked off the game, quickly gaining back possession. However, Wasp's defence put Trojan's hands under pressure, forcing dropped balls and a knock on. With a Wasps scrum the hosts show the strength of their pack and making it hard for Wasps to get a clean ball off the scrum. 

Trojan's centre, Sarah Thomas, put down the first points of the game, breaking though Wasps defence after the hosts capitalise off a penalty. Unconverted, the score is left at 5-0 nine minutes into the game. 

Wasps respond quickly to Trojan's attack and the team don't leave it long to level out the score board. Dominating at the breakdown, Wasp's Nicola Smith turns over possession and offers opportunity to break the hosts defence. Simple skills executed well prove priceless as the ball is passed out to Emelia Arbouine who takes it over the line. With a faultless conversion from Michaela Dorrian, Wasps lead with 7-5.

Before the end of the first half, both teams go on to score another try. The first from Wasps, with Johanna Szczyglowska taking it across the line following a beautifully executed catch and drive off a line out. Trojans Sarah Thomas scores her second of three tries which, despite Wasps winger, Zoe Smith's, fearless attempt to hold it up.  With a successful conversion from Louise Dodd put the score board level at 12 points a piece at half time. 

Trojans secure possession from Wasps kick off but start the second half in a similar fashion to the first, with some missed passes and knock on's. Despite this, the first 20minutes remained in Wasps 22 and although defending well, Wasps struggled to move the ball out of danger. 

Eventually, Trojans managed to put a hole in Wasps defence when forwards substitute, Petrina Stone, takes a hard line and passes to centre, Louisa Dodd, to score the try. 

With play back in Trojans 22, the next 10' sees a series of Scrums and Line-outs. With a line out on the 5m line, Wasps execute another catch and drive which sees flanker, Danielle Harrison, take it over the line to to equalise. 

With little left in the game and the score board level, both teams were under pressure and looking for every opportunity to secure another try. In the closing minutes, Trojan's centre, Sarah Thomas, completes her hat-trick and secures a narrow win for Trojans, 22 points to 17. 
 
After a disappointing loss to Saracens the week before, Wasps had returned to the pitch with something to prove. Despite a loss, with three tries and a fearless display in defence, the team walked away proud of their performance. 

Key moments

9:00
Try Try for Trojans Ladies
20:00
Try Emelia Arboine scores for Wasps Ladies II
21:00
Conversion Michaela Dorrian kicks a conversion for Wasps Ladies II
30:00
Try Johanna Szczyglowska scores for Wasps Ladies II
35:00
Try Try for Trojans Ladies
36:00
Conversion Conversion for Trojans Ladies
50:00
Try Try for Trojans Ladies
65:00
Try Danielle Harrisson scores for Wasps Ladies II
72:00
Try Try for Trojans Ladies

Highlights

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73:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Trojans Ladies
72:00 Sub On
Rachel Hill is substituted on for Wasps Ladies II
72:00 Sub Off
Emelia Arboine is substituted off for Wasps Ladies II
72:00 Try 22 - 17
Try for Trojans Ladies
70:00 Sub On
Emily Zayed is substituted on for Wasps Ladies II
70:00 Sub Off
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted off for Wasps Ladies II
70:00 Sub On
Substitution on for Wasps Ladies II
70:00 Sub Off
Harriet Walker is substituted off for Wasps Ladies II
67:00 Sub Off
Steph Neville is substituted off for Wasps Ladies II
67:00 Sub On
Fiona Manning is substituted on for Wasps Ladies II
66:00 Missed Conversion
Michaela Dorrian misses a conversion for Wasps Ladies II
65:00 Try 17 - 17
Danielle Harrisson scores for Wasps Ladies II
51:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Trojans Ladies
50:00 Try 17 - 12
Try for Trojans Ladies
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 12 - 12
Conversion for Trojans Ladies
35:00 Try 10 - 12
Try for Trojans Ladies
31:00 Missed Conversion
Michaela Dorrian misses a conversion for Wasps Ladies II
30:00 Try 5 - 12
Johanna Szczyglowska scores for Wasps Ladies II
21:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Michaela Dorrian kicks a conversion for Wasps Ladies II
20:00 Try 5 - 5
Emelia Arboine scores for Wasps Ladies II
9:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Trojans Ladies
9:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Trojans Ladies
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Trojans Ladies
  • Wasps Ladies II
  • 0
  • Try 9:00'
  • Emelia Arboine Try 20:00'
  • Michaela Dorrian Conversion 21:00'
  • Johanna Szczyglowska Try 30:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 36:00'
  • Try 50:00'
  • Danielle Harrisson Try 65:00'
  • Steph Neville Sub Off 67:00'
  • Fiona Manning Sub On 67:00'
  • Emily Zayed Sub On 70:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub Off 70:00'
  • Sub On 70:00'
  • Harriet Walker Sub Off 70:00'
  • Rachel Hill Sub On 72:00'
  • Emelia Arboine Sub Off 72:00'
  • Try 72:00'

Team selection

Clay, Alex Clay, Alex
Arboine, Emelia Arboine, Emelia
Walker, Harriet Walker, Harriet
Dixon, Rose Dixon, Rose
Smith, Zoe Smith, Zoe
Dorrian, Michaela Dorrian, Michaela
Mitchell, Rona Mitchell, Rona
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Harrisson, Danielle Harrisson, Danielle
Cuman, Giulia Cuman, Giulia
Szczyglowska, Johanna Szczyglowska, Johanna
Allin, Louise Allin, Louise
Maxwell, Charlie Maxwell, Charlie
Neville, Steph Neville, Steph
Adefemiwa-afilaka, Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka, Kanyinsola

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Thurrock Ladies 14 60
2. Trojans Ladies 14 55
3. Hove Ladies 14 54
4. Cheltenham Ladies 14 39
5. Wasps Ladies II 14 25
6. Saracens Ladies II 14 18
7. Henley Ladies 14 15

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