Contrary to the Men’s game the day before, the Sunday was set with beautiful rugby conditions for the ladies, blue skies, and considering the usual boggy grounds of Worthing, a welcoming firm ground under foot! The ladies started well straight from the kick off, making big tackles and soon forcing the turnover. We were absolutely on fire in attack and within 5 minutes had taken our first 7 points via Olivia Stevenson in the corner and extras kicked by Kate Lawrence. The forwards showed some fantastic skill in attack, throwing inside/outside offloads to each other, and barely a single ruck/scrum/lineout of our own was lost all afternoon. The backs played with flare, hitting some brilliant lines and attacking with pace that the Worthing backs could not handle. Worthing did not give up easily and kept attacking hard but barely got a sniff of the Canterbury Ladies try line as we held solid in defence. The ladies crossed the whitewash a total of 9 times and the icing on the cake was a much anticipated drop goal from the right boot of Kate Lawrence to tie up the scoring for the day. Final score: Canterbury 62-0 Worthing. Tries: Layla-2, Rachael-2, Kate-1, Olivia S-1, Lizzy-1, Sheppy-1, Hannah-1. Cons: Kate- 6, Layla-1. Drop goals: Kate-1. Forward of the match: Sheppy. Back of the match: Rachael.
Many thanks to coach Dan, physio Bryoni, first aid Jake and finally our little clan of away supporters! Please join us for our first home game of the season 14/10/18!
Worthing Ladies v Canterbury Ladies