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Wasps FC Ladies
Worcester Valkyries
S Mitchelson (3), H West (3), K Adefemiwa-afilaka, T Derk, S Wong
Tries
Unknown
L Dodd (3), N Deans (2)
Conversions
Sat 10 Mar 15:00 - Tyrrell's Premier 15s - Premier Division Full time

Match Report

Wasps FC Ladies secure the win over Worcester Valkyries

Round 17 of Tyrrell’s Premier 15’s saw a physical game for Wasps FC Ladies as they faced Worcester Valkyries on home turf. After an unsettled start to the game, the team went on to put 50 points on the opposition ending the game in a 55-5 victory.

Worcester Valkyries started the game fierce, their defence right up on the home side. The first points hit the score board just 4 minutes in with a try from Worcester Valkyries number 11 down the wing. Unconverted, the score board was set at 0-5. In reaction to Worcester’s threat, Wasps turn up the pace and a break from Louise Dodd took play into Worcester’s 22. A pass out to captain Kate Alder, making her debut in the 10 shirt, took play into the 5m channel and left the forwards to finish the job. Sarah Mitchelson brought the team level just 9 minutes in and a successful conversion from Louise Dodd, put Wasps ahead.

With both sides having crossed the whitewash and the playing field level, the next 10’ saw an intense fight to edge ahead. At 20 minutes Worcester Valkyries gave away a penalty at the scrum and a line out to Wasps on the 5m line from which they set up a driving maul leaving Hannah West in prime position to take the glory.

With a flying defence forcing errors from both sides, play saw a series of scrums. However, Wasps pack proved dominant- flanker Liz Crake capitalising off this and making metres each time. At 37 minutes, Liz Crake took play into the 5m channel from a Worcester scrum. A penalty against Worcester saw the packs set for another scrum on the 5m, Nicola Smith picked from the base of the scrum and took play into dangerous territory for Worcester and Sarah Mitchelson, with her second try of the game, finished the job.

The final minutes of the first half saw another try from Wasps FC Ladies after Vicki Lee Jackson found a hole in Worcester’s defence and took play into their 22. From here, the ball fell into possession of Wasps pack and Kany Afilaka sealed the deal leaving the half time score at 24-5.

The second half kicked off to a strong start for the black and gold side- their first try coming 10 minutes in again from hooker, Hannah West, from a Wasps line out and driving maul. Eager to make a comeback in this half, Worcester turned up the pressure in defence, but the home side rose to meet them. To complete her hattrick, Sarah Mitchelson increases Wasps lead with a try following a Wasps scrum on the 22m line. With the try scoring bug in her boot, minutes later Hannah West matched with a hattrick of her own, from a Wasps line out on Worcester’s 5m.

The last 10 minutes of the game saw Wasps’ backs take play into their own hands with two tries led by Michela Dorrian, making her debut for the 1XV. The first following an astonishing display of skill from the backs setting winger Tova Derk loose to beat Worcester’s defence to the line. The second from scrum half, Sammy Wong, who dodged her way through Worcester’s defence from the 22m line to take the glory over the whitewash.

It was a nail biting start to the game for black and gold side, but their fire was soon lit and their sting sharpened to lead them to a nine try victory over Worcester Valkyries, which should see the team into playoffs. A fantastic performance from the whole side, but a special mention to Sarah Mitchelson who ends her season at Wasps with a hattrick before leaving for Army duties.

Key moments

3:00
Try Try for Worcester Valkyries
5:00
Try Sarah Mitchelson scores for Wasps FC Ladies
12:00
Conversion Louise Dodd kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
21:00
Try Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
36:00
Try Sarah Mitchelson scores for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00
Try Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka scores for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00
Conversion Louise Dodd kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
48:00
Try Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
60:00
Try Sarah Mitchelson scores for Wasps FC Ladies
61:00
Conversion Louise Dodd kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00
Try Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
66:00
Conversion Nuala Deans kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
70:00
Try Tova Derk scores for Wasps FC Ladies
74:00
Try Sammy Wong scores for Wasps FC Ladies
75:00
Conversion Nuala Deans kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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75:00 Conversion 55 - 5
Nuala Deans kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
74:00 Try 53 - 5
Sammy Wong scores for Wasps FC Ladies
71:00 Missed Conversion
Nuala Deans misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
70:00 Try 48 - 5
Tova Derk scores for Wasps FC Ladies
70:00 Sub Off
Sarah Mitchelson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
70:00 Sub On
Emily Maisey is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
66:00 Conversion 43 - 5
Nuala Deans kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Try 41 - 5
Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
64:00 Sub Off
Nora Baltruweit is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
64:00 Sub On
Anna Glyn Davies is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
61:00 Sub On
Nuala Deans is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
61:00 Conversion 36 - 5
Louise Dodd kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
61:00 Sub Off
Kate Alder is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
60:00 Sub On
Steph Neville is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
60:00 Sub Off
Claire Purdy is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
60:00 Try 34 - 5
Sarah Mitchelson scores for Wasps FC Ladies
49:00 Missed Conversion
Louise Dodd misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
48:00 Sub Off
Vicki Jackson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
48:00 Try 29 - 5
Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
48:00 Sub On
Michaela Dorrian is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
46:00 Sub On
Megan Horwood is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
46:00 Sub Off
Nicola Smith is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Kate Hallett is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub Off
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
39:00 Try 22 - 5
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka scores for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00 Conversion 24 - 5
Louise Dodd kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
37:00 Missed Conversion
Louise Dodd misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
36:00 Try 17 - 5
Sarah Mitchelson scores for Wasps FC Ladies
22:00 Missed Conversion
Louise Dodd misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
21:00 Try 12 - 5
Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
12:00 Conversion 7 - 5
Louise Dodd kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
5:00 Try 5 - 5
Sarah Mitchelson scores for Wasps FC Ladies
4:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Worcester Valkyries
3:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Worcester Valkyries
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As it happened

  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • Worcester Valkyries
  • 0
  • Try 3:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Try 5:00'
  • Louise Dodd Conversion 12:00'
  • Hannah West Try 21:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Try 36:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Try 39:00'
  • Louise Dodd Conversion 39:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub On 40:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub Off 40:00'
  • Megan Horwood Sub On 46:00'
  • Nicola Smith Sub Off 46:00'
  • Michaela Dorrian Sub On 48:00'
  • Vicki Jackson Sub Off 48:00'
  • Hannah West Try 48:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Try 60:00'
  • Claire Purdy Sub Off 60:00'
  • Steph Neville Sub On 60:00'
  • Louise Dodd Conversion 61:00'
  • Kate Alder Sub Off 61:00'
  • Nuala Deans Sub On 61:00'
  • Nora Baltruweit Sub Off 64:00'
  • Anna Glyn Davies Sub On 64:00'
  • Hannah West Try 65:00'
  • Nuala Deans Conversion 66:00'
  • Tova Derk Try 70:00'
  • Emily Maisey Sub On 70:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Sub Off 70:00'
  • Sammy Wong Try 74:00'
  • Nuala Deans Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Veale, Tina Veale, Tina
Atkinson, Amy Atkinson, Amy
Jackson, Vicki Jackson, Vicki
Dodd, Louise Dodd, Louise
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Wong, Sammy Wong, Sammy
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Crake, Liz Crake, Liz
Mitchelson, Sarah Mitchelson, Sarah
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Purdy, Claire Purdy, Claire
West, Hannah West, Hannah
Adefemiwa-afilaka, Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka, Kanyinsola
Wasps FC Ladies

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Saracens Women 18 80
2. Harlequins Ladies 18 76
3. Wasps FC Ladies 18 69
4. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 18 60
5. Loughborough Lightning 19 53
6. Bristol Ladies 18 46
7. Richmond FC 18 31

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