Greyhound RFC

Towcester Roses 10 – 43 Greyhound Ladies 18/11/18

By Jennie Lightowler Photo credits: Robert Jarvis
Greyhound Ladies travelled to Towcester Roses on Sunday for their fixture. Greyhound Ladies, missing some players to injury and fielding a couple of debutants, were raring to go. The game began with Greyhound on the back foot as Towcester utilised their forwards to test the Greyhound defence. The girls held their line and after a scrum in Greyhound’s favour utilised the pace in their backs which saw scrum half Abbie Roberts through for their first try, successfully converted by fly half Laura Jenkins.
Towcester were quick to reply to the score with some great play by their 13 seeing her turn over Greyhound’s attack bringing the score up to 7-5.
Greyhound replied back soon after with a try from Carly Phillips in the far right corner after some excellent play by their forwards which remained unconverted.
Greyhound found their rhythm and after some excellent play through the middle of the pitch, Carly Whent broke the line to score between the posts, try easily converted by Laura Jenkins.
Shortly before the end of first half, after several scrums the Greyhound pack turned a Towcester scrum, they were quick to capitalise utilised their backs to put Abbie Roberts over for her second try in the corner.
After the break Greyhound found themselves defending a scrum on their 5 meter line. After holding up Towcester on the line, the Roses eventually broke through adding an unconverted try to their score.
Some great defensive play followed from Greyhound’s pack turning over the ball and going blind, Beth Jones at inside centre made a superb run the length of the pitch, setting up Alys Probert for her first try of the season. Laura Jenkins added the extras to secure a commanding lead.
A fantastic passage of play in defence for Greyhound sees them defend for a solid five minutes on their line keeping Towcester Roses at bay, eventually forcing a knock-on.
Two tries from Carly Whent followed in quick succession and Laura Jenkins adding the extras saw the game wrap up with another win for Greyhound Ladies 10-43.
Captain’s comments: The girls were outstanding today, a huge team effort. We’re not the biggest of packs, but the girls are skilled at it, there aren’t many packs that can live with us there and they won us a lot of ball today.
Stand out moments:
Beth Jones had a phenomenal game at 12 and set up a lot of the breaks.

Chelsie Jones had a fantastic first game too, cannot fault her attitude and just got stuck in.

Laura Jenkins at 10 was everywhere and her kicking was on great form. Her link-up with Abbie at 9 worked really well too as that’s a new partnership.

Back of the match: Molly Harrison, great tackling and support play. She’s very quiet on the pitch, but today made herself known.
Forward of the match: Carly Phillips, playing at 8 she made her mark early on.
Opposition player for Greyhound: Abbie Roberts.
Accumulated total points:

Carly Whent: 12 tries

Claire ‘Higgy’ Higginson: 4 tries

Bonnie Smith: 4 tries, 13 conversions

Georgina Evans: 3 tries

Emma Downes: 3 tries

Carly Phillips: 2 tries

Abbie Roberts: 2 tries

Jo Woolley: 1 try

Alys Probert: 1 try

Laura Jenkins: 6 conversions

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