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Bristol Bears Women
Wasps FC Ladies
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
A Dow, L Crake, C Molloy (2), T Derk
Unknown
Conversions
L Goulden (2)
Penalties
L Goulden
Sat 8 Sep 14:30 - Tyrrells Premier 15s - Premier League Full time Attendance 200

Wasps FC Ladies fight hard to turn over Bristol Bears in the opening round

Wasps got their season off to the perfect start with a five try victory on the road to the Bristol Bears.


Wasps began the game on top with a scrum inside Bristol territory providing an excellent platform for the first score. Full back Nolli Waterman held the ball up on the blindside of the scrum before feeding the ball to Abby Dow who dotted down in the corner. Bristol levelled the scores shortly afterwards as outside centre Lucy Attwood ran a deadly inside line to get Bristol on the board.
Wasps regained the lead with a try on 25 minutes. Making her debut, Claudia MacDonald continually caused problems for the Bristol defence with some excellent vision to spot gaps at the breakdown. Liz Crake ran an excellent supporting line off the scrum half to receive a pass and run the final 15m to score.

A penalty from Lizzie Goulden extended the lead to 15-5. Bristol got themselves back into the game just before the half. After several scrums inside the Wasps 22m, the ball eventually went wide to find openside Poppy Leitch on the wing.
Despite Wasps going into the break with the lead, it was Bristol who came out firing in the second half. Bristol prop Sarah Bern broke through the Wasps line before a strong finish gave the Bears the lead for the first time in the match. However, the lead didn’t last for long thanks to a wonderful 80m solo effort from Tova Derk. The winger showed her speed out wide to break into the Bristol half, before fending off the last defender to finish an outstanding run.

Not to be outdone, the Wasps forwards got in on the action shortly afterwards. Excellent set piece work inside the Bristol 22m put Wasps close, but it was Claire Molloy who burrowed over from close range, extending the lead to 17-27.

Bristol put pressure on Wasps with 10 minutes remaining but a fantastic defensive effort refused to let the Bears gain ground. A number of key interventions held Bristol out, with Hannah West and Claire Molloy leading the line and winning penalties at crucial moments.

The game was put beyond doubt with 4 minutes to go as Wasps’ clinical nature told once again. Another debutant, Amy Wilson Hardy, broke her way inside the Bristol 22m before Claire Molloy polished off the move. Picking up her second score of the day against her former team, a ferocious leg drive saw her carry several defenders over the line.

After a bruising opening encounter, Wasps will be delighted to come away with a full complement of points. Their clinical nature when going forward will put them in good stead going into the season ahead as they look to feed their electric backline, with both wingers crossing the whitewash in the opener. However, it was their defensive efforts in the second half which really helped put distance between the two sides on the scoreboard.

Wasps will look to build momentum as they welcome Loughborough Lightning to Vallis Way next Saturday in a double header on Sky Sports with Ealing Trailfinders. Loughborough picked up a 22-19 opening day victory over Richmond, so both teams will be hungry to maintain a 100% record into the third round.

Key moments

15:00
Try Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
20:00
Try Try for Bristol Bears Women
24:00
Try Liz Crake scores for Wasps FC Ladies
25:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
30:00
Penalty Lizzie Goulden kicks a penalty for Wasps FC Ladies
37:00
Try Try for Bristol Bears Women
44:00
Try Try for Bristol Bears Women
45:00
Conversion Conversion for Bristol Bears Women
51:00
Try Tova Derk scores for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00
Try Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00
Try Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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79:00 Try 17 - 32
Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Sub On
Megan Horwood is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Sub On
Anna Glyn Davies is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Sub On
Kasey Allen is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Sub Off
Sarah Mitchelson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Sub Off
Alice Sheffield is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Sub Off
Claire Purdy is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
79:00 Missed Conversion
Lizzie Goulden misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
66:00 Sub On
Lucy Nye is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
66:00 Sub Off
Claudia MacDonald is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00 Conversion 17 - 27
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Try 17 - 25
Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
52:00 Missed Conversion
Lizzie Goulden misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
51:00 Sub Off
Tova Derk is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
51:00 Try 17 - 20
Tova Derk scores for Wasps FC Ladies
51:00 Sub On
Garnet Mackinder is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
45:00 Conversion 17 - 15
Conversion for Bristol Bears Women
44:00 Try 15 - 15
Try for Bristol Bears Women
40:00 Sub Off
Katie Mason is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Amy Wilson Hardy is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
39:00 Sub On
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00 Sub Off
Kate Hallett is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
38:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Bristol Bears Women
37:00 Try 10 - 15
Try for Bristol Bears Women
30:00 Penalty 5 - 15
Lizzie Goulden kicks a penalty for Wasps FC Ladies
25:00 Conversion 5 - 12
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
24:00 Try 5 - 10
Liz Crake scores for Wasps FC Ladies
21:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Bristol Bears Women
20:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Bristol Bears Women
16:00 Missed Conversion
Lizzie Goulden misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Abby Dow scores for Wasps FC Ladies
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As it happened

  • Bristol Bears Women
  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • 0
  • Abby Dow Try 15:00'
  • Try 20:00'
  • Liz Crake Try 24:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 25:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Penalty 30:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub Off 39:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub On 39:00'
  • Katie Mason Sub Off 40:00'
  • Amy Wilson Hardy Sub On 40:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Conversion 45:00'
  • Garnet Mackinder Sub On 51:00'
  • Tova Derk Try 51:00'
  • Tova Derk Sub Off 51:00'
  • Claire Molloy Try 56:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 57:00'
  • Claudia MacDonald Sub Off 66:00'
  • Lucy Nye Sub On 66:00'
  • Claire Molloy Try 79:00'
  • Claire Purdy Sub Off 79:00'
  • Alice Sheffield Sub Off 79:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Sub Off 79:00'
  • Kasey Allen Sub On 79:00'
  • Anna Glyn Davies Sub On 79:00'
  • Megan Horwood Sub On 79:00'

Team selection

Waterman, Danielle Waterman, Danielle
Dow, Abby Dow, Abby
Mason, Katie Mason, Katie
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Goulden, Lizzie Goulden, Lizzie
MacDonald, Claudia MacDonald, Claudia
Crake, Liz Crake, Liz
Molloy, Claire Molloy, Claire
Mitchelson, Sarah Mitchelson, Sarah
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Hallett, Kate Hallett, Kate
West, Hannah West, Hannah
Purdy, Claire Purdy, Claire

League round up

Other Premier League results

Loughborough Lightning
22
19
Richmond FC
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
24
38
Harlequins Ladies
27
24
Worcester Valkyries
Firwood Waterloo Ladies
5
38
Saracens Women

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Saracens Women 3 15
2. Loughborough Lightning 3 14
3. Wasps FC Ladies 3 10
4. Bristol Bears Women 3 8
5. Harlequins Ladies 3 8
6. Richmond FC 3 6
7. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 3 6

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