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Southwold Swallows Ladies
Woodbridge Ladies
A Scarle (3), L Marjoram, J Fisher
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
E Perry
Conversions
Sun 24 Mar 14:00 - RFUW - Women's NC East 1 Full time

Ending on a high

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The Swallows win two from two against the Amazons

In contrast to last Sunday's fixture against Lakenham Hewitt and indeed many played on The Common, the sun was out and the wind was relatively tranquil!

A club lunch was arranged for The Ladies which was kindly sponsored by Katie at Mantins Solicitors. Around 60 attended the lunch and many more lined the touchline to cheer the girls on - in what was not only a tight match but probably also the longest ever - at over 2 hours!

The Amazons turned up with a strong team and from the outset it was clear the game was going to be pretty even. We were unable to get out of our half during the first 10 minutes and inevitably conceded a try after a penalty deep in our 22. We then piled the pressure on them from the restart and equally inevitably scored a try 10 minutes later with Annabel dotting down in the corner - after a well-timed pass from her mum. Our pressure continued and 10 minutes later Marj's No.8 pick-up took her over the line in virtually the same spot. Amazons responded immediately with a try bringing the scores level a few minutes before the break. It is always good to go in to the break with the momentum and Jasmin duly obliged with a try from a penalty deep in their 22.

Swallows v Woodbridge 24.3.19
261 photos

Half time: 15 - 10 and all to play for.

It took 20 minutes plus numerous injury stoppages and far too many penalties before we were able to break the deadlock. Ellie doggedly chased down a wayward pass from an Amazon scrum on their 22 and forced their centre to touch down over her line. We sensibly passed it out the backs from the resulting 5m scrum and Annabel scored her second, also in the corner. Teams are seemingly at the most vulnerable just after scoring and this was again the case as Woodbridge ran in their third try virtually from the restart. Now 20-15 and far from over.

With the crowd restless after 2 hours and desperate for a pint we managed to hold off a sustained attack from the Amazons until we managed to turnover the ball inside our half and flung it out to Annabel who ran around the opposition for her hat trick. Emily, in the last kick of the game and the season and possibly her last appearance for Southwold, slotted the two points.

What a great way to end the season. Another close but well deserved win against Woodbridge and also finishing 4th in the table only 2 points behind Stanford-le-Hope.

Players of the Match were Annabel and Masha ("Smasha") in the backs but this doesn't take anything away from the efforts of the pack who all played a vital role in the win. "Forwards win matches and backs decide by how much". There will be some sore and bruised bodies today but no one will complain!

Arn the Ladies of the Wold and here's to next season.

Key moments

10:00
Try Try for Woodbridge Ladies
20:00
Try Ananbel Scarle scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
28:00
Try Laura Marjoram scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
30:00
Try Try for Woodbridge Ladies
34:00
Try Jasmin Fisher scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
20:00
Try Ananbel Scarle scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
22:00
Try Try for Woodbridge Ladies
35:00
Try Ananbel Scarle scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
36:00
Conversion Emily Perry kicks a conversion for Southwold Swallows Ladies

Videos and photos

Swallows v Woodbridge 24.3.19
261 photos

Highlights

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36:00 Conversion 27 - 15
Emily Perry kicks a conversion for Southwold Swallows Ladies
35:00 Try 25 - 15
Ananbel Scarle scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
22:00 Try 10 - 10
Try for Woodbridge Ladies
20:00 Try 10 - 5
Ananbel Scarle scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
End of period 1
34:00 Try 20 - 15
Jasmin Fisher scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
30:00 Try 15 - 15
Try for Woodbridge Ladies
28:00 Try 15 - 10
Laura Marjoram scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
20:00 Try 5 - 5
Ananbel Scarle scores for Southwold Swallows Ladies
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Woodbridge Ladies
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Southwold Swallows Ladies
  • Woodbridge Ladies
  • 0
  • Try 10:00'
  • Ananbel Scarle Try 20:00'
  • Laura Marjoram Try 28:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Jasmin Fisher Try 34:00'
  • Ananbel Scarle Try 20:00'
  • Try 22:00'
  • Ananbel Scarle Try 35:00'
  • Emily Perry Conversion 36:00'

Team selection

McKay, Alex McKay, Alex
Clarke, Meade Clarke, Meade
Vakhrusheva, Mariia Vakhrusheva, Mariia
Fisher, Jasmin Fisher, Jasmin
Scarle, Ananbel Scarle, Ananbel
Catling, Emma Catling, Emma
Puxley, Ellie Puxley, Ellie
Marjoram, Laura Marjoram, Laura
Perry, Emily Perry, Emily
Williams, Robin Williams, Robin
Atherton, Rebecca Atherton, Rebecca
Scarle, Michaela Scarle, Michaela
Rivett, Jayne Rivett, Jayne
Lees, Rianna Lees, Rianna
huckle, Lorraine huckle, Lorraine

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bury St Edmunds Ladies 10 40
2. Southwold Swallows Ladies 11 16
3. West Norfolk Ladies 5 12
4. Stanford Le Hope Ladies 5 8
5. Woodbridge Ladies 3 4
6. Chelmsford Ladies 6 4
7. Lakenham Hewett Ladies 4 4

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