Ashford Ladies were a formidable force and showed real determination and team work. Throughout the game the ladies showed a true test of strength and power, although TJs we’re a strong side to contest against testing the ladies to the bitter end. Ashford Ladies dominated the scrums as well utilising the pick and goes, which ended with 2 tries from Captain Leanne Kelly smashing her way through the ruck and for new player Emma Oliver to get over the white wash scoring her first Try in her second game.
The game flowed, with TJs fighting hard and pushing Ashford back into their own 22 resulting in them gaining 12 points. This did not dampen the Ladies spirts, as some hard hits from Megan West and Sarah Williams allowed the backs to pass the ball through with Lauren Holdstock again smashing through TJs back line. Two more tries came from some amazing open play, dodging players with quick feet and a fast pace, allowing Jules Teague and Zia Braimoh to run in the tries. All the tries could not have been won without Clare Tumber who at Number 9 was a huge impact player and controlled the game, along with Poppy James at 10, this pair is definitely one to watch.
TJs took some hard injuries dropping them down to 12 players, but they never gave up and fought to the bitter end, very inspirational play from them. Ashford Ladies wish a full recovery to all injured players.
We would like to thank all our amazing supporters and especially out new sponsor Webtex for our new playing shirts.
I am very proud to have captained such an amazing squad who showed to true grit and determination, the strength in each player and the love for the team is what won us the game.
The Ladies are now looking forward to the next game in the League against St Francis on Sunday 18thNovember at Ashford Rugby Club, come and show your support, ‘You won’t be Disappointed!’
Man of the Match goes to Sarah Williams and Charlotte Williams!