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Saracens Women
Wasps FC Ladies
Sat 7 Oct 14:00 - Tyrrell's Premier 15s - Premier Division Full time Attendance 150

Wasps FC Ladies lose to London Rivals, Saracens Women

Wasps Ladies suffer tough loss

Round four of Tyrrells Premier 15s saw London Rivals Wasps FC Ladies and Saracens Women go head to head at Allianz park. The finals score saw Saracens take the victory beating Wasps 30 points to nil.

The first 10 minutes saw a game of penalties and scrums as both teams settled into their rhythm and structure. Solid defence from the visitors forced knock ons from Saracens but unfortunately Wasps did not manage to convert these opportunities into points. The first points of the game came from Saracens winger, Rowland, with a try in the corner, the conversion just falling short. Not long after, Saracens gain a penalty and kick for posts putting them up 8 points 24 minutes in.

The next points on the board came from Saracens winger no.14 Mackinder after Saracens steal back possession from Wasps and leave her to open up over 40m on the outside. With 10 minutes left of the first half, Wasps are penalised for not rolling at the ruck and receive a yellow card leaving them a man down for the remainder of the half. Taking advantage, of the mis match in numbers, Saracens look for another try. With a LO and driving maul in Wasps 22m, Saracens move the ball towards the try line and pass it out wide to no. 10, Harrison, who spotted a gap and took it over the line by the posts. With a successful conversion, this put Saracens up 20 points with 8 minutes to go.

The second half saw some changes in the line up from Wasps, who bring Danielle Waterman on at 15, Hannah West in at Hooker, Vicky Jackson into the centres and Sarah Mitchelson in on the flank.

Much like the first half, the first 10 minutes back in the game saw both teams find composure. Saracens took the first points of the second half after winning a penalty advantage at the scrum. So far in the game Wasps have worked hard in defence, shutting down strong ball carriers Cleall and Packer. However Saracens opt to pass the ball out wide and into the hands of captain Clapp who gets the try.

With some changes made in the Wasps back line after Hannah Edwards goes off after a collision at the ruck, Wasps work hard to take control of the game. Having fallen short on the outside before, Wasps work in defence to shut down Saracens no. 14 and push her into touch as she makes a break. Following this, Wasps maintained possession and worked the ball up the field.

A LO in the 22 and a huge driving maul edges Wasps closer to the try line. With saracens giving away a penalty, Wasps gain another line out attempt on the 5m. Unfortunately Saracens hit hard in defence and stole the line out ball.

With the penalty Gods working against Wasps, Saracens gain another and kick for touch and get a LO on Wasps 22. Winning the line out, Saracens opt to keep the ball in their pack who drive the ball over the line in the 72nd minute.

Wasps continue to work hard in the closing minutes, their defence forcing mistakes from the hosts and earning them opportunities to play but unfortunately not turning these into points and leaving the final score at 30-0 to Saracens Women.

It was a tough game away for the visitors with Saracens back line winning over their defence and in turn the game. With no game next week, Wasps will be working hard and looking to strong back strong against Loughborough Lightening in two weeks time.

“We may not have won- but we will have learnt a lot”

Giselle Mather , DoR, Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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66:00 Sub Off
Justine Lucas is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
66:00 Sub On
Sarah Batley is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Sub Off
Hannah Edwards is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Sub On
Charlie Veale is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
50:00 Sub Off
Sammy Wong is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
50:00 Sub On
Sammy Graham is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
42:00 Sub Off
Nicola Smith is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
42:00 Sub On
Sarah Mitchelson is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub Off
Kate Alder is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub Off
Tina Veale is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub Off
Sarah Mimnagh is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Danielle Waterman is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Vicki Jackson is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Hannah West is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
32:00 Yellow Card
Nicola Smith is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Saracens Women
  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • 0
  • Nicola Smith Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Kate Alder Sub Off 40:00'
  • Tina Veale Sub Off 40:00'
  • Sarah Mimnagh Sub Off 40:00'
  • Danielle Waterman Sub On 40:00'
  • Vicki Jackson Sub On 40:00'
  • Hannah West Sub On 40:00'
  • Nicola Smith Sub Off 42:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Sub On 42:00'
  • Sammy Wong Sub Off 50:00'
  • Sammy Graham Sub On 50:00'
  • Hannah Edwards Sub Off 56:00'
  • Charlie Veale Sub On 56:00'
  • Justine Lucas Sub Off 66:00'
  • Sarah Batley Sub On 66:00'

Team selection

Edwards, Hannah Edwards, Hannah
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Dodd, Louise Dodd, Louise
Dow, Abby Dow, Abby
Veale, Tina Veale, Tina
Wong, Sammy Wong, Sammy
Millar-Mills, Harriet Millar-Mills, Harriet
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Powell , Alex Powell , Alex
Lucas, Justine Lucas, Justine
Mimnagh, Sarah Mimnagh, Sarah
Clark, Rocky Clark, Rocky

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Harlequins Ladies
36
10
Loughborough Lightning
30
19
Bristol Ladies
28
20
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
Richmond FC
48
12
Worcester Valkyries

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Harlequins Ladies 9 44
2. Saracens Women 8 39
3. Wasps FC Ladies 10 32
4. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 9 25
5. Bristol Ladies 9 21
6. Loughborough Lightning 8 21
7. Darlington Mowden Park Sharks 10 17

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