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Wasps FC Ladies
Firwood Waterloo Ladies
A Dow (2), D Waterman, K Alder
Full time
A Dow (2)
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Sat 4 Nov 14:00 - Tyrrell's Premier 15s - Premier Division

Wasps FC Ladies secure a 31-3 victory over Firwood Waterloo Ladies

Wasps Ladies move to third in the table

Returning to the field from two consecutive wins, Wasps FC Ladies arrived at their home ground looking for a third victory in the seventh round of Tyrrell’s Premier 15’s against Firwood Waterloo Ladies. Not having been in the former premiership set up, Firwood Waterloo Ladies were a new opponent for Wasps- however, not letting the fear of the unknown get to them, the black and gold army held their own to finish with five tries and a certain victory.

The first five minutes of play saw a game of scrums as both sides sought to find control over the ball. Waterloo ladies’ pack stood strong agains the home-side, and the visitors looked threatening- eager to secure their first win of the season after narrowly losing their previous two games. However, a push in defence from the home side resulting in a turnover left Wasps in possession and Waterloo in danger on the back foot. Wasps put a shift on to move the ball out wide into the hands of upcoming England Squad member Abby Dow, who ran it over the white wash to secure the first 5 points of the game.

A knock on from Wasps after the restart gave Waterloo the scrum and a chance to play. Strong, but perhaps a little too eager in defence, Wasps were penalised for being offside giving Waterloo a penalty and an opportunity to close the gap. Opting to kick for posts, Waterloo No. 10, Beth Stott, put 3 points on the board for the visitors with a nudge from the half way.

A couple of errors in defence from the home side gave Waterloo the opportunity to take control of the game. Waterloo Ladies flanker, Danielle Wiseman, made a dangerous break down the pitch after finding a gap in Wasps’ defence, only to be shut down by Wasps’ full back Danielle Waterman (Sponsored by Europa Group).

The second try of the game came at 18 minutes following a scrum to the home side. Wasp’s pack took control of the scrum allowing the ball to be passed out wide and eventually to winger, Abby Dow, who again took it over the line to set the score at 10-3. The remainder of the first half saw the game stuck in the midfield- Waterloo Ladies eager to keep possession but Wasp’s defence adamant not to give them any metres.

It was an exciting and quick start to the second half with a try from Wasps’ Full Back, Danielle Waterman, in the first 4 minutes, which, successfully converted by Abby Dow, set Wasps ahead by 14 points. The early try lit a spark with the home side, who, with dominant carries from the likes of prop Kate Hallett, continued to push the visitors back into their own half.

The second half saw two more tries for the home side. The first in the 56th minute from captain Kate Alder (Sponsored by P.S.B Industries) who found a gap in Waterloo’s defence and ran it under the posts from the half way line. After this, the teams experienced a bit of “deja vu” - fumbling hands resulting in a scrum contest. However, the pushing and shoving of scrums was put to a stop and Wasps were awarded a penalty try in the 65th minute.

The last 10 minutes of the game saw the tables turned and a change in pace form the visitors. However, this came all to late for Waterloo, who despite some fearless Rugby, did not manage to break the home sides defence leaving the final score at 31-3.

It was always set to be an exciting game for both side, having not met face to face on the field.
Talking to Sammy Wong, Wasps’ scrum half, in reflection of today’s game, she praised their structure and decisions:

“Firwood Waterloo Ladies played a very smart game, especially in their Line outs, which made us think about the technicalities of the game. We didn’t have a perfect game and we made errors, however, if we strung together what we do well for a full 80 minutes, its going to be a very exciting season”

With Wasps sitting in 4th place prior to today’ s game and with 4 points separating 3rd to 6th place in the table, the competition is close and the season is most certainly a exciting one for Women’s Rugby

Holly Foskett
Wasps FC Ladies

Key moments

6:00
Try Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
11:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Firwood Waterloo Ladies
16:00
Try Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
42:00
Try Danielle Waterman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
43:00
Conversion Abby Dow kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00
Try Kate Alder scores for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00
Conversion Abby Dow kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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66:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Sub Off
Rocky Clark is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Sub On
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub Off
Alice Sheffield is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00 Conversion 24 - 3
Abby Dow kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Try 22 - 3
Kate Alder scores for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Sub On
Emily Maisey is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
49:00 Sub Off
Amy Atkinson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
49:00 Sub On
Charlie Veale is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
46:00 Sub On
Kate Hallett is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
46:00 Sub Off
Claire Purdy is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
43:00 Conversion 17 - 3
Abby Dow kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
42:00 Try 15 - 3
Danielle Waterman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
26:00 Sub On
Sarah Mimnagh is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
26:00 Sub Off
Harriet Millar-Mills is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
26:00 Sub On
Sarah Mimnagh is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
17:00 Missed Conversion
Nora Baltruweit misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
16:00 Try 10 - 3
Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
11:00 Penalty 5 - 3
Penalty kicked for Firwood Waterloo Ladies
7:00 Missed Conversion
Abby Dow misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
6:00 Try 5 - 0
Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
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As it happened

  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • Firwood Waterloo Ladies
  • 0
  • Abby Dow Try 6:00'
  • Penalty 11:00'
  • Abby Dow Try 16:00'
  • Harriet Millar-Mills Sub Off 26:00'
  • Sarah Mimnagh Sub On 26:00'
  • Sarah Mimnagh Sub On 26:00'
  • Danielle Waterman Try 42:00'
  • Abby Dow Conversion 43:00'
  • Claire Purdy Sub Off 46:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub On 46:00'
  • Amy Atkinson Sub Off 49:00'
  • Charlie Veale Sub On 49:00'
  • Kate Alder Try 56:00'
  • Emily Maisey Sub On 56:00'
  • Abby Dow Conversion 57:00'
  • Alice Sheffield Sub Off 58:00'
  • Rocky Clark Sub Off 65:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub On 65:00'
  • Penalty Try 66:00'

Team selection

Waterman, Danielle Waterman, Danielle
Dow, Abby Dow, Abby
Jackson, Vicki Jackson, Vicki
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Veale, Tina Veale, Tina
Wong, Sammy Wong, Sammy
Millar-Mills, Harriet Millar-Mills, Harriet
Atkinson, Amy Atkinson, Amy
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Purdy, Claire Purdy, Claire
West, Hannah West, Hannah
Clark, Rocky Clark, Rocky

League round up

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Bristol Ladies

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Harlequins Ladies 8 40
2. Saracens Women 8 39
3. Wasps FC Ladies 8 28
4. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 8 25
5. Loughborough Lightning 8 21
6. Bristol Ladies 8 17
7. Richmond FC 8 14

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