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Wasps FC Ladies
Bristol Ladies
R Clark, A Dow, A Glyn Davies , D Waterman
Full time
Unknown
H Edwards (3)
Sat 17 Feb 14:00 - Tyrrell's Premier 15s - Premier Division

Match Report

Wasps FC Ladies defeat Bristol Ladies in a close encounter at Twyford Avenue

Round 15 of Tyrrell’s Premier 15s saw Wasps Ladies back on home turf in a close encounter against Bristol Ladies. If their last meeting was anything to go by, the two sides were well aware of the fight that awaited them. With the score board left untouched at the half time whistle, it was nail-biting second half- Bristol Ladies scoring two tries and Wasps FC Ladies four to secure the win.

The game kicked off to a fast-paced start, Bristol Ladies turning over ball and taking back possession in the first minute. The first five minutes saw a series of scrums as both teams set the defensive bench mark high and put each other under pressure in attack. Wasps FC Ladies’ Tova Derk setting tackling standards on the wing and denying Bristol of any attacking space.

Wasps FC Ladies made an early attempt to cross the white wash and looked threatening as Tina Veale threw a beautiful 15m pass out to Danielle Waterman who searched for a hole. However, 2 phases on and Bristol forced a knock on and their work off a Scrum took play back to the half way.

Attacking ball in hand, Bristol Ladies looked intimidating, but with both teams’ defence turned on full power, play was left at gridlock and the scoreboard level at the half time whistle.

Minutes into the second half, Wasps FC Ladies earnt a penalty off a scrum and opted to kick for posts. The kick narrowly missed and Bristol reacted quickly to pick up the ball and run it out, but flying defence from Kate Alder saw Bristol take the ball over their own try line and award a Scrum to Wasps on the 5m. In prime position, Wasps pulled out all the stops to secure the first try of the game- a whole team effort, Liz Crake making a huge carry to take us forward and Rocky Clarke finishing the job. With a successful conversion from Hannah Edwards, Wasps were 7-0 up.

The next two came in quick succession. Wasps Ladies’ forwards won a scrum in the midfield creating beautiful ball for their backs. Making its way out wide, the ball found the hands of Abby Dow who sprinted it down from the half way line to take the score to 12-0. Minutes later, Wasps Ladies strung together beautiful phase play and took play into the 22. Bristol were penalised at the break down and Wasps opted to kick for touch and earnt a line out on the 5m. Eager to ensure their hard work paid off, they secured ball from the line out and Wasps Ladies forwards edged the ball towards the try line – Anna Glyn Davies making that all important pick for glory over the white wash and Hannah Edwards securing the conversion to leave Wasps 19 points up.

Wasps Ladies knocked on the ball from the restart and Bristol, looking to capitalise off of their opponent’s errors, moved the ball off a scrum in search of Wasps try line. Fighting on their 5m, Wasps played all to dangerously in defence and were penalised, which saw Bristol awarded a penalty try and left Wasps a man down in the sin bin! Taking advantage of this, Bristol Ladies searched for a second opportunity and found it minutes later. The opponents made a break off a scrum and their number 6 found a hole in Wasps’ defence, crossing the white wash to take the score board to 19-12.

The final points of the game came in minute 70. Wasps Ladies, now with 15 men on the field, found themselves back in Bristol’s half. Bristol Ladies were awarded a penalty and opted to kick- the ball didn’t quite make touch but instead fell into the hands of Abby Dow and was passed out to Danielle Waterman. Waterman, receiving the ball on the half way, proceeded to dodge her way through Bristol’s defence in true style to take it over the line. And, with another beautiful boot, Hannah Edwards sealed the deal to take the scoreboard and full-time score to 26-12.

At half time, the game was there for the taking but a whole team effort and sheer determination from Wasps Ladies saw them victorious.

“Hugely attritional 1st half with defence winning the day for both teams. Finding space was a real challenge. However, the second half saw us protect and create space a lot better, which we were able to exploit. A massive work day at the office for the forwards and a moment of genius from Danielle Waterman made the difference and secured us the bonus point win”

Giselle Mather, Director of Rugby

Key moments

46:00
Try Rocky Clark scores for Wasps FC Ladies
47:00
Conversion Hannah Edwards kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
49:00
Try Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00
Try Anna Glyn Davies scores for Wasps FC Ladies
55:00
Conversion Hannah Edwards kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
64:00
Try Try for Bristol Ladies
72:00
Try Danielle Waterman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
73:00
Conversion Hannah Edwards kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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75:00 Sub On
Kate Hallett is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
75:00 Sub Off
Rocky Clark is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
73:00 Conversion 26 - 10
Hannah Edwards kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
72:00 Try 24 - 10
Danielle Waterman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
70:00 Sub On
Vicki Jackson is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
70:00 Sub Off
Kate Alder is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Bristol Ladies
64:00 Sub Off
Sarah Mitchelson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
64:00 Try 19 - 10
Try for Bristol Ladies
64:00 Sub On
Emily Maisey is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
63:00 Sub On
Claire Purdy is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
63:00 Sub Off
Justine Lucas is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
63:00 Sub On
Helena Ironton is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
63:00 Sub Off
Liz Crake is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
60:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Bristol Ladies
60:00 Yellow Card
Abby Dow is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies
55:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Hannah Edwards kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Try 17 - 0
Anna Glyn Davies scores for Wasps FC Ladies
50:00 Missed Conversion
Hannah Edwards misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
49:00 Try 12 - 0
Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
47:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Hannah Edwards kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
46:00 Try 5 - 0
Rocky Clark scores for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
27:00 Sub Off
Nicola Smith is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
27:00 Sub On
Anna Glyn Davies is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
15:00 Sub On
Hannah Edwards is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
15:00 Sub Off
Louise Dodd is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • Bristol Ladies
  • 0
  • Louise Dodd Sub Off 15:00'
  • Hannah Edwards Sub On 15:00'
  • Nicola Smith Sub Off 27:00'
  • Anna Glyn Davies Sub On 27:00'
  • Rocky Clark Try 46:00'
  • Hannah Edwards Conversion 47:00'
  • Abby Dow Try 49:00'
  • Anna Glyn Davies Try 54:00'
  • Hannah Edwards Conversion 55:00'
  • Abby Dow Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Penalty Try 60:00'
  • Helena Ironton Sub On 63:00'
  • Liz Crake Sub Off 63:00'
  • Claire Purdy Sub On 63:00'
  • Justine Lucas Sub Off 63:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Sub Off 64:00'
  • Emily Maisey Sub On 64:00'
  • Try 64:00'
  • Kate Alder Sub Off 70:00'
  • Vicki Jackson Sub On 70:00'
  • Danielle Waterman Try 72:00'
  • Hannah Edwards Conversion 73:00'
  • Rocky Clark Sub Off 75:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub On 75:00'

Team selection

Waterman, Danielle Waterman, Danielle
Dow, Abby Dow, Abby
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Dodd, Louise Dodd, Louise
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Veale, Tina Veale, Tina
Wong, Sammy Wong, Sammy
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Crake, Liz Crake, Liz
Mitchelson, Sarah Mitchelson, Sarah
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Lucas, Justine Lucas, Justine
Cokayne, Amy Cokayne, Amy
Clark, Rocky Clark, Rocky

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Saracens Women 14 65
2. Harlequins Ladies 13 55
3. Wasps FC Ladies 14 49
4. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 14 42
5. Loughborough Lightning 14 42
6. Bristol Ladies 14 41
7. Richmond FC 14 23

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