Source: Rikki Teml

Senior Cup – Darlington Mowden Park vs Bristol Ladies

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DMP Sharks 25 – 10 Bristol Ladies

A late surge from Darlington Mowden Park Sharks secured victory for the home side, as they proved too strong for Bristol Ladies this afternoon.

Sharks came storming out of the blocks in the first 10 minutes, as a new look Bristol side took a bit of time to settle.

The score line went back and forth with Sharks scoring first, followed by Bristol’s Devon Holt. Sharks got one more before half time to take the score at break to 10 – 5.

Bristol Ladies welcomed Welsh international Philippa Tuttiet back into the team for yesterday’s fixture after her recovery from long term injury, and she showed her strength to get Bristol’s second try of the afternoon.

The remaining points of the game were all scored by Sharks, with the final score ending 25 – 10.

Assistant Coach Pete Reakes said after the game ‘These were two evenly matched sides, and the Bristol girls did the shirt proud today. We had some new faces in the team, but we still played at our tempo, were calm and composed and didn’t panic. We made a few silly mistakes which Sharks took advantage of which eventually led to the final scoreline. It was a good performance and a great effort from the girls after a long journey!’

Forward of the game: Izzy Noel Smith (pictured above although from a different game)  – for great ball carrying and effective action off the back of the scrum.

Back of the game: Philippa Tuttiet – for running great attacking lines and strong defense

Bristol Team:

Abby Parsons, Toya Chapman Mercer, Sophie Hemming, Daisy Travers, Amelia Buckland Hurry, Becki Belcher, Sue Neumann, Izzy Noel Smith, Devon Holt, Sian Moore, Rosie Kells, Phillipa Tuttiet, Jenny Fotheringham, Deborah Fleming, Katie Mason, Beth Turpin, Stacey Jones, Lauren Santini

Report from Emma Bacon