5-Star Williams Ends The Season On A High!
By Adam Curtis
Kacy Williams scores 5 tries in an astonishing 10-try match to end the Ladies' League Season in the best possible way...
In their final league game of the 2018/19 season Withycombe Ladies travelled to Chard and came away with their biggest league win. From the outset Chard pressed the visitors; two fumbles set Withies back a further 20 metres, but KC Williams was able to tidy up and running round the outside, out-sprinted the defence for a 70m score under the posts.
The next five minutes saw Chard use their forwards to pressure the Withies defence, however a great turnover from Ellen Lloyd again released Williams to score from deep again. There was then a period of concerted Chard pressure. Withies line was firm with excellent shifts from Carol Glover, Becky Stephens, Amy Horler and Terri Densham, but eventually the ball went wide and Chard dotted down in the corner.
Withies were determined that this was not going to be the start of a comeback and four tries in the next 10mins sealed it. Molly Tregedeon turned over possession and from the resulting phases Surtees scored under the posts. Chard looked to respond, but a good period of play from them was ended when a last ditch tackle ripped the ball over the try line and, from the resulting scrum, a clearance kick and Chard knock-on saw Withies back in the opposition half. A backs move allowed Bridget Culver to draw the wing and release Williams for her hat-trick in the corner.
Immediately from the kick off another kick chase led to a penalty to Withycombe. Great pop passes from Tanya Webber and Katie Down allowed Sian Williams to extend the lead to 31-5. The final try of the half was somewhat fortuitous. An attempted penalty kick to touch ended up in the in-goal area and with Chard assuming it had gone dead, Ellen Lloyd was left unopposed to touch down for her easiest ever score.
The second half was a more cagey affair with most play in the middle half of the pitch and both teams challenging hard at the breakdowns. Ten minutes in and Withies were caught napping as a Chard penalty saw them tap and run through some weak tackles to score under the posts. As both teams tired turnovers became key. Becky Stephens with the next that allowed a run of phases and a penalty that Surtees took quickly to score under the posts.
Surtees then ripped the ball in a tackle in midfield and raced 40metres to score in the corner. From the kick-off Withies again worked through the phases. Glover offloading to Surtees whose line break and offload released Williams again for her try. And the final try was similar with Surtees breaking clear and passing to Williams to complete the rout. Surtees had an impressive day with five conversions to take her tally to 25points for the match, but it was Williams’ blistering pace that gave her back of the match for her five tries.
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