16th Jul, 2019

Wellesbourne ladies impress in Midlands Ladies Touch Rugby League

Ben Tyler 17th Jun, 2019

WELLESBOURNE returned from the Midlands Ladies Touch Rugby League with an impressive second-place finish recently.

The ladies opened with an emphatic 7-0 win over Woodrush, in a game they dominated thanks to a united team effort.

Old Laurentians were next up and posed a considerable threat with the experience and pace in their ranks.

Both sides traded scores and went in 2-2 at the break, but was eventually won 4-2 by Bourne after two well-taken tries.

Two wins from two meant that Wellesbourne would face the winners of the two other pools, starting with Stratford in the first game.

Stratford exploited a gap that emerged in the middle of the park and drove beyond the Wellesbourne defence to claim the opening score.

Bourne, to their credit, battled hard in response and scored with a run through the middle of the defence, but ultimately came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline when conceding to the Stratford winger.

The loss only served to spur Wellesbourne on in their next and final match against Camp Hill.

Wellesbourne were in the mood to redeem themselves, and were ruthless in scoring three tries without answer to sign off with a 3-0 win.

As a result, the ladies finished second to ensure another positive result and prove their consistency once more, having never finished below third place in their five tournaments played so far this year.

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