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Pershore Ladies clinch 2nd place

North Midlands Ladies Tough League

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2013 09:33pm
Wyre Piddle, Wychavon
By Fizz Bewley
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Pershore Women’s Touch Rugby Club put in an impressive performance yesterday (Sunday 22 September) at the last Midlands Ladies Touch League tournament of the 2013 season, to secure second place on the day and also second overall in the ten-club championship.

Going into the tournament, which was hosted by Cannock RFC, first-place Bromyard could not be caught by any side, having won all seven league tournaments to date (with 70 points) but the pressure was on second-place Pershore and third-place Droitwich to excel, with only one point dividing them (56 and 55 points).

Pershore and Droitwich were drawn in separate pools of four, with eight teams playing overall, and so they could only come head-to-head in the play-offs. Pershore’s 8-woman squad won all of their pool matches (4-0) against Redditch, (2-1) against Camp Hill and (5-0) against Cannock. In the play-offs they then played Droitwich (who were second in their pool) and won (1-0) and then in the decider for the trophies of the day they played Bromyard, who they held to one try (0-1).

Pershore players yesterday were: Sharon Moore, Verity Farr (3 tries), Emmie Bewley (2 tries and voted Pershore's player of the tournament), Kate Tanner (2 tries), Fizz Bewley, Kiele Doyle (2 tries), Emma Field (2 tries) and Laura Lines (1 try and team coach).

Fizz Bewley, Pershore’s team captain said: “We are delighted with our overall result! The standard of rugby has certainly improved from all of the clubs since we joined the league, so it was especially pleasing to do so well. We have our coaches to thank for getting us to this point and a lot of training from us all, of course. It has all been great fun! We are looking forward to some friendlies between now and the end of our touch season in November and then the new season will start again in March 2014.”

Women and men, interested in trying the non-contact sport themselves are eligible for three free “have a go” taster sessions at PRFC on either a Wednesday at 7.30pm or Sunday at 10am. And Fizz says it is an ideal time to join in with a series of mixed and women’s friendly training matches planned over the next two months.

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