OLRFC Ladies remain unbeaten at home

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016 06:19pm
Blackdown, Warwick
By Siobhan Palmern
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Old Leamingtonians Ladies v Wellingborough Ladies, 23.10.16


Old Leams Ladies remain unbeaten at home after securing a convincing 62 - 5 win against Wellingborough Sunday. 

Old Leamingtonians Ladies faced Wellingborough Ladies this weekend in the Midlands NC 1 league. After suffering a narrow loss to Lutterworth in their last match, OLs came onto the pitch with a point to prove, and succeeded in controlling much of the game, putting 10 tries past the visiting side. 

Immedaitey after kick-off, OLs put Wellingborough on the back foot. Within a matter of minutes, number 8 and ‘forward of the match’ Kyra Gleeson had put the ball under the posts for OL’s first try, converted by fly half Sam Smyth. 

Within 20 minutes OLs scored 3 further tries, taking advantage of gaps in the Wellingborough defence, including an impressive run from the half-way line by centre and ‘back of the match’ Philippa Rawbone. 

Towards the end of the first half, Wellingborough pushed back, mounting repeated attacks on OL’s try line. Their persistence paid off, getting them on the score-board with an unconverted try. However an injury to Wellingborough’s number 8 unfortunately meant they had to continue the match with 14 players. 

OLs responded by putting another try past the visiting side, Smyth running the ball over the line in the final minutes of the second half. 

Leams continued to dominate the second half, putting a further five tries past the visiting side and almost doubling their score, with Smyth and full-back Alex Dixon both gaining hat tricks. Winger Laura Shelton-Smith scored her first league try for OLs, while Captain Jen Vermeulen also put the ball under the posts. 

This convincing win sees OLs maintain their current place at the top of the NC Midlands 1 table.


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