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Ladies 1st XV - Match centre

Henley Ladies
Thurrock Ladies
Tries
S Dyche (2), I Harvey, S Longdon-Hughes, N Smith
Conversions
G Cook
Sun 4 Feb 13:00 - RFUW NC 1 (& Above) - NC South 1 Full time

Away at Henley

Even though the T-Birds got their noses ahead early on and were never behind, this game was in doubt for at least 60 minutes.

After last week’s superb home victory against the League leaders, Cheltenham, the T-Birds were not quite on the top of their game for this visit to Oxfordshire.
Even though the T-Birds got their noses ahead early on and were never behind, this game was in doubt for at least 60 minutes.
Henley were well organised, tackled hard and did very little wrong, but eventually succumbed to the raw pace and power of the T-Birds.
Once again, the T-Bird pack were on good form, demolishing Henley in every scrum. but the bitterly cold conditions did nothing for the handling skills of either team, with too many kock-ons and dropped balls.
Fortunately, just about every scrum from a knock on resulted in T-Bird possession.
Dyche grabbed an early score to settle the nerves, but even after only 20 minutes, Henley were already doubting their ability to breach the thin Black and White Thurrock defensive line and kicked a penalty to keep the game poised at 3-5.
Henley now had their best spell and put Thurrock under relentless pressure for the best part of 20 minutes but Ts held out. Even when Hepper was given a 10 minute rest, Henley just could not get over the line. 3-10 at half time, with time left on the card for the restart.
Henley started the second half as they finished the first, but again Ts held them out and once Hepper was restored, T’s slowly tightened their grip, but again cold hands and dropped balls costing chances.
Finally after 70 minutes with Ts pressing the line, Dyche claimed her second close to the posts for Cook to convert.
Now with the game won and less than 10 minutes to play, Ts set off looking like a different team.
Collecting the kick off in their own half, Ts ran hard and straight, Foy, Pugh and Nichols making good ground into the Henley 22. Going right and back left, finally the passes stuck and less than 2 minutes from the kick off, Queenie (Longdon-Hughes) smashed through the defence to touch down wide on the left.
With time rapidly approaching, the bonus point was now a reality and Ts gave it everything.
2 penalties took them into the Henley 22 and once again going wide the passes stuck and Tylers offload out of the tackle gave Smith a run in for the corner and the oh so vital bonus point.
Final score 3-27.
Second in Championship South, 3 points behind Cheltenham, the game in hand is played next Sunday against Bath to hopefully put Thurrock back on top.


Team :- Parsad, Macdonald, Stopps, Tyler (T), Smith (T), Harvey (T), Cook (C), Hepper, Foy, Pugh, Baker, Nichols, Dixon, Edwards, Dyche (2T), Substitutes, Cook.R, French, Franklin, Longdon-Huges, Picton F, Shaw

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Natalie Smith

Player of the Match

Natalie Smith
Faye Baker

Player of the Match

Faye Baker

Key moments

14:00
Try Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
26:00
Try India Harvey scores for Thurrock Ladies
70:00
Try Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
71:00
Conversion Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
74:00
Try Siobahn Longdon-Hughes scores for Thurrock Ladies
80:00 +3:00
Try Natalie Smith scores for Thurrock Ladies

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Henley Away 17_18
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Henley Away 17_18

Highlights

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80:00 +3:00 Try 0 - 27
Natalie Smith scores for Thurrock Ladies
80:00 Player of the Match
Faye Baker is awarded player of the match for Thurrock Ladies
80:00 Player of the Match
Natalie Smith is awarded player of the match for Thurrock Ladies
75:00 Sub On
Amiee Shaw is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
75:00 Sub Off
Samantha MacDonald is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
74:00 Try 0 - 22
Siobahn Longdon-Hughes scores for Thurrock Ladies
71:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Georgia Cook kicks a conversion for Thurrock Ladies
70:00 Try 0 - 15
Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
65:00 Sub Off
Cat Pugh is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
65:00 Sub On
Scarlett Harvey is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
62:00 Sub Off
Katie Fenn is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
62:00 Sub On
Siobahn Longdon-Hughes is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
52:00 Sub Off
Siobhan Franklin is substituted off for Thurrock Ladies
52:00 Sub On
Rachel French is substituted on for Thurrock Ladies
End of period 1
37:00 Yellow Card
Kara Hepper is yellow carded for Thurrock Ladies
26:00 Try 0 - 10
India Harvey scores for Thurrock Ladies
14:00 Try 0 - 5
Sarah Dyche scores for Thurrock Ladies
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Henley Ladies
  • Thurrock Ladies
  • 0
  • Sarah Dyche Try 14:00'
  • India Harvey Try 26:00'
  • Kara Hepper Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Siobhan Franklin Sub Off 52:00'
  • Rachel French Sub On 52:00'
  • Katie Fenn Sub Off 62:00'
  • Siobahn Longdon-Hughes Sub On 62:00'
  • Cat Pugh Sub Off 65:00'
  • Scarlett Harvey Sub On 65:00'
  • Sarah Dyche Try 70:00'
  • Georgia Cook Conversion 71:00'
  • Siobahn Longdon-Hughes Try 74:00'
  • Samantha MacDonald Sub Off 75:00'
  • Amiee Shaw Sub On 75:00'
  • Natalie Smith Try 80:00 +3:00'

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League round up

Other NC South 1 results

Cheltenham Ladies
49
0
Blackheath Ladies
Plymouth Albion Ladies
15
18
Bath Ladies

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Thurrock Ladies 14 59
2. Cheltenham Ladies 14 54
3. Henley Ladies 14 40
4. Hove Ladies 14 36
5. Trojans Ladies 14 35
6. Bath Ladies 14 32
7. Blackheath Ladies 14 21

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