Sun 08
Women's 1st XV
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Peterborough Ladies
Shelford Women's first win for the season

Shelford Women's first win for the season

By Verena Zyka
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A successful start of Shelford Women at their first league fixture at the Davey Field


Shelford women started their season with a convincing win over a resilient Peterborough. Helen Lambert set the tone with some big tackles early on as the peacocks brought some aggression to add to the skills they’ve developed throughout preseason.

Centre Katie Segrave and wing Em Flack scored early as the back-line looked to attack the space created by some powerful runs from the pack. Fullback Elisha Clark then scored the pick of the day’s tries after a line-out move sent second row Abbie Macmillan-Jones storming through from the half way line deep into opposition territory. 17-0 to the peacocks at half time.

Despite a raft of changes for the second half, including debuts for Amy Rice and Jessica Norris, the peacocks continued to apply pressure to Peterborough. Captain for the day, LeanneNaomi Robinson , charged through a gap to score under the sticks. Flack then scored back-to-back tries from long range counterattacks, continuing her try-scoring form from last season. Wing Danielle Busby then completed the Shelford tries before a late Peterborough consolation. Final score 39-7.

Congratulations to Abbie M-J who was voted players player for her top rate ball carrying. Zoë May Woodhams who was awarded coach’s player for the way she orchestrated such an all round team performance from fly half. And scrum half Charlie MacLaughlin, who has come out of semi-retirement and brought significant experience to the team, and was awarded with Presidents player.

Next match DOUBLE HEADER Saturday 14th September v Derby Vipers (Home)

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Match details

Match date

Sun 08, Sep 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Women's NC 1 Midlands

League position

2
Shelford Ladies
7
Peterborough Ladies