Source: Ash Goodchild @sporting_ash21

Wasps fall short to Exeter in showstopper battle

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It was a tough day in the office for the black and gold army falling short to visitors, Exeter Chiefs, by just two points in a nail biting match fought down to the last minute.

It was Wasps who opened the game with a stunning run from winger, Quansah, to score on the left wing and put Wasps out in front by 5 points. But, this wasn’t her only performance- Quansah found herself flying over the white wash later in the first half for their 4th try of the game securing their bonus point.

Meg Jones secured her 100th point in a Wasps shirt with the conversion of Quansah’s second try – an amazing achievement having only joined the club this season.

Wilson-Hardy also had a showstopper of a game scoring two tries in just as many minutes, for both of which Jones and Dow played an integral role in setting up a platform for Wilson Hardy to speed her way through the opposition and over the line.

Whilst the Wasps backs stole the show in the first half- it was second row, McKinley, who led Exeter to their two tries in the first half.

Exeter came out on fire in the second half, Zacahry making a break from the restart taking them into Wasps half and creating the platform that led to Black’s try in the 38th minute. And it was Mckinley with a hat trick that put Exeter out in front with a try in the 44th.

Keen not to let the visitors run off with the scoreboard, Captain Alder took matters into her own hands ploughing over the line with 15 minutes to go.

With 10minutes left in the game a penalty at the scrum in Exeter’s favour saw them take the lead for the final time in the match and bring them to their victory.

Wasps fought down to the final whistle in search of another try- but sadly it was not meant to be. However, with the two bonus points- Wasps still sit in front of Exeter in 4th place in the table. Next up is Loughborough Lightning who currently sit above Wasps in 3rd- join us in two weeks for another table clash battle.

Courtesy of Wasps