Source: Bruce Perkins

A home win and grins all round

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Along with the spectators came a very welcome victory for Wasps against table rivals Loughborough Lightning.

It promised to be the game of the round and did not disappoint with a hard fought game from both sides – but dominance from Wasps in the second half left Loughborough trailing by 11 points at the full time whistle and Wasps spectators celebrating a home win!

It was a slow start to the game – both sides looking to mark their territory and take control of the game. It wasn’t until the 11th minute that Wasps opened up the scoreboard with a break away from Dow and an excellent finish from Millar-Mills, which together with Jone’s boot set Wasps ahead by 7 points.

It was after 10minutes that Loughborough sought the opportunity to equalise. After a serious battle from Loughborough forwards on Wasps’ try line- they moved the ball wide to Lloyd who made it over the line.

The opposition snuck in another just before the half time whistle – a driving maul sending Davies over to put Loughborough 3 points ahead going into the break.

Wasps asserted their dominance in the second half with a try from the off which came from the duo of Dow and Kildunne – Dow making the break and making the offload to Kildunne to finish the job and put Wasps back in front.

It wasn’t an easy second half for Wasps, the opposition made hard work for the home side and kept them away from the scoreboard until the 60th minute and the third and final try of the game. With a penalty in their favour, Wasps drove towards the line from a 5m line-out and set up Dow to drive it over! Jone’s boot adding the final points on the board for Wasps to win 21-10.

“I only want you to focus on one word today – more….” was what Captain Alder asked of her team and that is exactly what the team gave today, leaving everything on the pitch to secure Wasps an important win to take them into joint third spot in the table.

Courtesy of Wasps