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Wasps Ladies - Match centre

Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
Wasps FC Ladies
Tries
H West, C Molloy (2), L Crake (2), T Derk
Conversions
L Goulden (4)
Sat 27 Oct 17:00 - Tyrrells Premier 15s - Premier League Full time

Wasps dominate to earn road win at Darlington Mowden Park Sharks

Wasps forwards produced a dominant display to secure a 38-0 victory over Darlington Mowden Park Sharks in bitterly cold conditions

Wasps forwards produced a dominant display to secure a 38-0 victory over Darlington Mowden Park Sharks in bitterly cold conditions. The visitors raced to four tries inside 30 minutes, before a massive defensive effort in the second half to keep the Sharks from scoring.

Wasps were fast out the blocks with a score inside 2 minutes. After pressure immediately from the kick-off, Hannah West read a pass in the Sharks backline and intercepted to run in under the posts.

Just 7 minutes later the visitors were back in for their second score. After a penalty from midfield, Wasps had a lineout 15m out from the DMP line. Raw power from the forwards carried the resulting maul all the way over the try line, with Claire Molloy picking up her 5th try of the season.

Molloy was in again shortly afterwards thanks to solid defensive work and direct running. With great field position from a defensive set, Wasps spread the ball wide and Alice Sheffield carried the ball well into contact. Shifting the ball in the tackle, Claire Molloy broke away from the Sharks defence and raced in for another score.

The Wasps forwards continued to dominate the set piece, with the scrum proving a real weapon for the black and gold. Despite the home side having the put in to a 5m scrum, the Wasps pack bulldozed through the pack, won the ball against the head and drove over the line. Liz Crake was on hand at the base of the scrum to dot the ball down.

Excellent place kicking from Lizzie Goulden slotting all four conversions gave Wasps a 28-0 lead at the break.

The Sharks had a lot of possession early in the second half but Wasps defended valiantly and refused to give any field position to the hosts. That territory paid off with a swerving run from Nolli Waterman breaking inside the DMP 22m. The forwards took over shortly afterwards and another huge carry for Liz Crake saw her score her second of the day.

Wasps scored the final points of the game on the hour mark after showing patience despite being held up by determined Sharks defenders twice. After continually putting pressure on, Tova Derk eventually received the ball out wide and dived in the corner.

With the visitors reduced to 14 with five minutes to go, DMP were inches from getting on the scoreboard, but despite tired bodies, Wasps continued to repel their attack before turning the ball over and maintaining possession till the final whistle.

The result means back-to-back bonus point victories for Wasps, maintaining their position in the play-off spots. They face a tough run-in to Christmas as they travel to Harlequins next week before fixtures against Gloucester-Hartpury and Loughborough Lightning.

Darlington Mowden Park Sharks are consigned to their sixth defeat of the season and remain on nine league points. They’ll look to bounce back quickly as they travel across the width of the country to face Firwood Waterloo next week.

Key moments

2:00
Try Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
2:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00
Try Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
16:00
Try Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
16:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
25:00
Try Liz Crake scores for Wasps FC Ladies
25:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
50:00
Try Liz Crake scores for Wasps FC Ladies
62:00
Try Tova Derk scores for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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77:00 Yellow Card
Kate Alder is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies
75:00 Sub On
Rebecca Wye is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
75:00 Sub Off
Lizzie Goulden is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Sub On
Florence Williams is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Sub Off
Claudia MacDonald is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Sub On
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
65:00 Sub Off
Cliodhna Moloney is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
62:00 Try 0 - 38
Tova Derk scores for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00 Sub Off
Sarah Mitchelson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00 Sub On
Nicola Smith is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
53:00 Sub Off
Alice Sheffield is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
53:00 Sub On
Kasey Allen is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
53:00 Sub Off
Kate Hallett is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
53:00 Sub On
Mica Evans is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
50:00 Try 0 - 33
Liz Crake scores for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
25:00 Try 0 - 26
Liz Crake scores for Wasps FC Ladies
25:00 Conversion 0 - 28
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
16:00 Try 0 - 19
Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
16:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00 Try 0 - 12
Claire Molloy scores for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Hannah West scores for Wasps FC Ladies
2:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
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As it happened

  • Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • 0
  • Hannah West Try 2:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 2:00'
  • Claire Molloy Try 9:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 9:00'
  • Claire Molloy Try 16:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 16:00'
  • Liz Crake Try 25:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 25:00'
  • Liz Crake Try 50:00'
  • Mica Evans Sub On 53:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub Off 53:00'
  • Kasey Allen Sub On 53:00'
  • Alice Sheffield Sub Off 53:00'
  • Nicola Smith Sub On 57:00'
  • Sarah Mitchelson Sub Off 57:00'
  • Tova Derk Try 62:00'
  • Florence Williams Sub On 65:00'
  • Claudia MacDonald Sub Off 65:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub On 65:00'
  • Cliodhna Moloney Sub Off 65:00'
  • Rebecca Wye Sub On 75:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Sub Off 75:00'
  • Kate Alder Yellow Card 77:00'

Team selection

Waterman, Danielle Waterman, Danielle
Templeman, Kendall Templeman, Kendall
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
Maisey, Emily Maisey, Emily
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Hallett, Kate Hallett, Kate
Moloney, Cliodhna Moloney, Cliodhna
West, Hannah West, Hannah

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Saracens Women 5 24
2. Loughborough Lightning 5 23
3. Wasps FC Ladies 7 23
4. Bristol Bears Women 4 13
5. Harlequins Ladies 4 13
6. Darlington Mowden Park Sharks 7 9
7. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 4 8

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