Sun 16
Witney Ladies
Guernsey Raiders Ladies
Another Clean Sheet

Another Clean Sheet

By Katie Daunt
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Witney 0 - Guernsey Ladies 53

The Guernsey Ladies team romped to another big win last Saturday, this time 53-0 away to Witney Ladies.

Steve Evans’ new-look side have yet to concede a point, although on this occasion it was young Callum Gladstone in charge with coach Evans unable to travel.

It was a really windy day so only four of the tries were converted by Jemma Crouse on a day when new players, Minna, Asha and Megan all stepped up and did really well.

Lucy Pratt was first to strike.
From a midfield scrum Crouse broke through the gap in the midfield and passed to Vicki Rang who offloaded to young Lucy in support who ran on to score under the posts.
Before long she had another.
After multiple phases across the pitch and stretching the home defence, Pratt sniped around the corner of the ruck to touch down.

Jemma Crouse was next to score.

After a beautiful display of passing from the whole team, the former captain cut back through the defence to score.

It remained 17-0 at half-time but it quickly became 22-0 thanks to Vicki Rang.

The Guernsey forwards produced some excellent phases, Rang joined up with them on the short side and muscled over and scored.

Tanya Scholtz was next to get on the scoresheet.
Breaking through the opposition's 10m line she showed her pace to beat the full back to score.
Next it was Chelsie Blondel-Power’s turn.
Jessica Melville, who had an excellent game at No. 8, made what has quickly become a trademark run but was cut down 5m short. Stand in captain Justeen Baker and Chelsie Blondel-Power attacked the short side against three defenders and scored right in the corner.

Baker herself got the next, breaking the line on the opposition 10m line after dummying her defenders before side-stepping the home full-back to score an impressive solo try.

Tanya Scholtz then got her second to make it 46-0.
After an excellent scrum and good clean ball from the rucks, the team showed lovely handling and support play in which Scholtz finished off an excellent team try.

But the visitors were not finished.

From the last play of the game, the defense was very narrow and Fiona Power took advantage of that, beating the outside defender and outpacing the winger to score.

A terrific result and one which lifts the girls to the early-season top of the table, one point ahead of Portsmouth Valkyries who have also won two from two.

Next up for the side is an away game at London Welsh on 14 October.

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Match details

Match date

Sun 16, Sep 2018




Women's NC South East West 1

League position

Guernsey Ladies
Witney Ladies