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Bulls too strong for Bristol Ladies

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Bristol Ladies 24 – 29 Aylesford Bulls – 1st March 2015

A storming second half comeback wasn’t enough this afternoon, as Bristol Ladies left themselves too much to do in their Senior Cup fixture against Aylesford Bulls.

At a sunny Cleve RFC, the away side notched up 24 points in the first half with 4 tries from 4 different players (Riordan, Williams, Ambridge, Gray) and two conversions. The second half started with another try for the Bulls from Megan Snape, before Bristol got their first of the afternoon through Izzy Noel Smith.

This opened the floodgates for Bristol, who went on a scoring spree of their own. Jenny Fotheringham scored second, and shortly after a lovely kick through from Katie Mason landed with Deb Fleming who flew over the line. Philippa Tuttiet also converted two of the four, with and additional penalty try award on 77 minutes.

Aylesford spent most of the second half with 14 players, with two players sent to the bin, however Bristol couldn’t find that final score to give them the win, as the score ended 24 – 29.

Assistant Coach Pete Reakes commented on the game afterwards ‘It was a tough day today, a game of two very different halves. Our pack really held their own against a team with a strong set of forwards. We won all of our own ball, and even turned over two of theirs. When we got going in the second half it was all Bristol. We played up tempo and exciting rugby and often found Aylesford on the back foot. Sadly our own errors let us down, the final pass need work and we really need to execute that more accurately. The last 30 minutes was a huge squad effort and was exciting to watch – we just needed to play like that from the start!’

Forward of the game: Izzy Noel Smith

Back of the game: Katie Mason

Squad Lists:

  1. Sam Herrick
  2.  Clara Neilson
  3. Sophie Hemming
  4. Amelia Buckland Hurry
  5. Daisy Travers
  6. Toya Chapman Mercer
  7. Sue Neumann
  8. Izzy Noel Smih
  9. Sian Moore
  10. Philippa Tuttiet
  11. Debs Fleming
  12. Jenny Fortheringham
  13. Rosie Kells
  14. Stacey Jones
  15. Katie MasonSubs:
    Sadie Giles
    Polly Pearce
    Vicky Zaffiro