After much deliberation, the Richmond Ravens arrived with six members of their team on a warm October afternoon. A team meeting then took place to see, who out of the brave few wanted to play against the mighty Harrogate Pythons Ladies. In the end it was Sandy, Clare, Cindy, Charly and Spud who agreed to play for the opposition.
So the game got under way with the Pythons ladies making most of all the possession and within 5 minutes were on the scoreboard when winger Sarah outpaced the defence and strolled in by the corner flag 5-0. Conversion was missed. Play resumed……. 3 minutes later scrum half/fly half Gemma Webster picked up the ball and started to sprint towards the line. The defending scrum half decided it was a good idea to try and go high…… maybe not a great idea…. SMASH!!! Gemma came off a little better after smashing through the tackle and scoring near the posts, but in the process splitting her lip open and giving her opposite number a concussion!! 10-0 Conversion missed. In the next assault of the line, an unfortunate accident occurred and poor Katie McHaffie went down after tearing a ligament in her knee. Off she went and Gemma (still bleeding profusely) came back on…..
Onwards and upwards!! Once again Harrogate were in possession with loosehead prop Chloe charging towards the line, barging every member of the opposition out of her way!!! 15-0 Conversion missed (I see a pattern beginning to form )!! After more assaults of the Richmond try line the half time score was 25-0.
Kick off resumes………..
After the ball was knocked on by the Richmond winger (Charly on loan from us), the ball was gathered up by winger Jenny. Off she goes…….. but the tackle was too good from the Richmond center (Cindy on loan from us) and from the ruck came the move of the match which involved the whole front row…….. Captain and tight head prop Laura Symmonds
gathering the ball and started galloping towards the line, Throwing an outrageous dummy and passing the ball to loose head prop Chloe, Chloe then passing the ball out wide to hooker Carrie Dixon, who then after realising that she was over the try line and after hearing Laura roar “CARRIE PUT THE BALL DOWN!!!!!!!!!” She scored!!! Conversion kicked!!!!!!!! (SHOCK!!) 32-0! Flanker Jude Sarmento De Alencar receiving the ball and breaking through the defence and scoring a try, conversion kicked!!! 39-0
The last move of the game saw winger Sarah Kingsley
pick up the ball and completely outpacing the entire defence and strolling in under the posts, conversion missed 44-0!!!!
TO THE BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOMAN OF MATCH Went to Gemma Webster for an outstanding performance and finally getting a conversion haha