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Ladies 1st XV - Match centre

Thurrock Ladies
Cheltenham Ladies
S Dyche (2), I Harvey, M Foy, S Tyler
Full time
G Cook (3)
Sun 28 Jan 14:15 - RFUW NC 1 (& Above) - NC South 1

Destiny back in our own hands.

T-Birds are still second to Cheltenham in Championship South, but with a game in hand, their destiny is in their own hands.

This top of the table clash was a “must win” for the T-Birds if they wanted to overtake Cheltenham and top the League
Having denied the T-Birds promotion in their first playoff back in 2009, there is always a little spice in the fixture.
Cheltenham, who inexplicably slipped up against Henley last week were desperate to put things right and win Championship South for the first time in their history.
Having put in a couple of sub par performances this season, the T-Birds were determined to get back on track for this game, and so it proved. Ts were superb with the ball and magnificent without it.

Only 5 minutes in, Ts were held up over the line and in the second scrum of the game Ts went for the pushover try, Dyche dropping on the ball at the back as Cheltenham were shunted backwards.
Cheltenham then had a really good 10 minutes of pressure, but T’s offensive defence continually drove them backwards.
Despite Thurrock losing 2 props, their replacements continued the scrum dominance. Winning the ball back, Ts camped in the Cheltenham 22 and continual pressure eventually allowed Harvey to dance through a gap and touch down under the posts.
Both teams had opportunities in the final 10 of the half, but the score remained 14-0.

Despite a flurry of pressure by Cheltenham after the restart, T-Birds were quickly back in the Cheltenham 22 applying pressure. A yellow card to Cheltenham’s 3, Kingston, resulted in uncontested scrums, but avoiding the inevitable pushover attempt was to no avail, as Foy smashed over the line for the 3rd try.
Now with a mismatch in numbers, Ts cranked up the pressure and gaps appeared as every contact took 2 or 3 tacklers to bring a T-Bird to ground. Finally Tyler put the game to bed with a trademark crash and run between the posts.
With both sides visibly tiring, Ts defended resolutely for 10 minutes as Cheltenham fought for a consolation try. Finally turning the ball over, Ts attacked in search of the 5th try and vital bonus point.
Again and again small errors cost Ts the score they so desperately needed, but with last play called, Ts packed down for a final push over attempt. Moving forward smartly at first, the attempt stalled, but Dyche picked up from the base and crashed over for her second of the day and the bonus point.
So with a final score of 31-0, T-Birds are still second to Cheltenham in Championship South, but with a game in hand, their destiny is in their own hands.

Cheltenham Home 17_18
12 photos

Team :-Smith, Macdonald, Longdon-Huges, Tyler (T), Lawther, Harvey (T), Cook.G (3C), Hepper, Foy (T), Duffy, Baker, Nichols, Dixon, Edwards, Dyche (2T), Substitutes, Pugh, Cook.R, French, Franklin, Stopps, Whymark,

Next game is Sunday 4th Feb when the T-Birds are away at Henley 1pm KO.
Next home game is the rearranged fixture against Bath on 11th February

It’s our final Kids First Champion for the season! David ‘Flats’ Flatman and two special guests surprise Ellingham & Ringwood RFC.

Key moments

5:00
Try Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
6:00
Conversion Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
31:00
Try India Harvey scores for Thurrock Ladies
32:00
Conversion Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
49:00
Try Mercedes Foy scores for Thurrock Ladies
57:00
Try Sophie-Jane Tyler scores for Thurrock Ladies
80:00 +3:00
Try Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
80:00 +4:00
Conversion Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies

Videos and photos

Cheltenham Home 17_18
12 photos
Cheltenham Home 17_18

Highlights

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80:00 +4:00 Conversion 31 - 0
Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
80:00 +3:00 Try 29 - 0
Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
57:00 Try 24 - 0
Sophie-Jane Tyler scores for Thurrock Ladies
57:00 Sub Off
Samantha MacDonald is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
57:00 Sub On
Carrie Whymark is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
49:00 Try 19 - 0
Mercedes Foy scores for Thurrock Ladies
End of period 1
32:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
31:00 Try 12 - 0
India Harvey scores for Thurrock Ladies
25:00 Sub Off
Kara Hepper is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
25:00 Sub On
Siobhan Franklin is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
20:00 Sub Off
Hannah Duffy is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
20:00 Sub On
Cat Pugh is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
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As it happened

  • Thurrock Ladies
  • Cheltenham Ladies
  • 0
  • Sarah Dyche Try 5:00'
  • Georgia Cook Conversion 6:00'
  • Hannah Duffy Sub Off 20:00'
  • Cat Pugh Sub On 20:00'
  • Kara Hepper Sub Off 25:00'
  • Siobhan Franklin Sub On 25:00'
  • India Harvey Try 31:00'
  • Georgia Cook Conversion 32:00'
  • Mercedes Foy Try 49:00'
  • Sophie-Jane Tyler Try 57:00'
  • Samantha MacDonald Sub Off 57:00'
  • Carrie Whymark Sub On 57:00'
  • Sarah Dyche Try 80:00 +3:00'
  • Georgia Cook Conversion 80:00 +4:00'

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League round up

Other NC South 1 results

Bath Ladies
15
16
Blackheath Ladies
35
24
Plymouth Albion Ladies
0
12
Henley Ladies

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Thurrock Ladies 14 59
2. Cheltenham Ladies 14 54
3. Henley Ladies 13 36
4. Hove Ladies 14 36
5. Trojans Ladies 14 35
6. Bath Ladies 14 32
7. Blackheath Ladies 14 21

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