Old Leamingtonians Ladies end campaign in sixth after defeat to Birmingham Moseley - The Leamington Observer

Old Leamingtonians Ladies end campaign in sixth after defeat to Birmingham Moseley

Leamington Editorial 13th Apr, 2018   0

OLD Leamingtonians Ladies finished sixth in the Championship Midlands Two table following their 39-15 home defeat to Birmingham Moseley.

After a slow first few minutes, both OLs and Moseley stepped it up a notch with the two teams clashing in a flurry of determination.

Yet it was Moseley who brought in the first points of the match with a sneaky break through the OLs defence.

Moseley carried on the try scoring momentum with another two scores in the first half.

After a disallowed try from Charlie Stephens, OLs put in a big attack, pushing their way back into Moseley’s 22.

Strong runs from players broke the line with the ball getting out to winger Sarah Ovenden who stormed past the reeling defence and scored OLs first try of the match.

The first half ended with Moseley holding a 17-5 lead.

After the break OLs got off to a good start.

Taking advantage of a quick penalty, captain Jen Vermeulen powered through to score in the corner.

Although OLs spent a lot of time in Moseley’s 22, the home team managed to use their faster players on the wings to score two more tries.

Returning the favour, outside centre Tash Barnes used her speed to evade many Moseley players and score in the corner, bringing in some valuable points for OLs.

Sustaining a few injuries with five minutes to go OLs were forced to reshuffle the ranks before the game continued.

Moseley were quick to take advantage of the re-organisation and were able to score two more tries before the final whistle was blown.

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