Rugby kids encouraged by first run out

November 29 2015

A first run out of the season for the newly formed Chipping Sodbury Little Ladies U13s rugby team left them with much to savour and plenty to encourage them for future encounters.

A first run out of the season for the newly formed Chipping Sodbury Little Ladies U13s rugby team left them with much to savour and plenty to encourage them for future encounters. 

A trip to Drybrook was the first outing for many of the players but neither this nor the mud deterred them from competing in what was their first full contact game. 

Some encouraging spells in attack and defence was not enough to avoid an opening defeat, however any disappointment quickly faded following a quick turnaround into their second game which resulted in a first try for Jasmine Darby and a draw for the team. Confidence grew with captain Lara Woodhouse leading from the front and Isobel Palmer and Jemima Forrester eating up the tackle count. 

Ellana Scott-Bowen and Beth Pearce Jones came to the fore in match number three with the pair showing true grit and determination.  The game turned out to be somewhat of an epic in which some great interaction play featuring Carla Whiting Hayes lead to a very close battle with the opposition snatching a late and decisive lead. 

Chipping Sodbury’s first win came in the fourth game with some excellent support work from Cerys Strait allowing Jaya Hunt to let her legs do the talking with some sublime side steps and mazy runs leading to a glut of tries.

A tiring side had to dig deep and play with a never say die attitude in the final match of the day. Eleanor Finch made some miraculous tackles bringing down girls twice her size but the opponents proved too strong and came away deserved winners. 

Ellana Scott-Bowen was chosen by water boy specialist Reuben as girl of the day for her consistency and the team go into their next training session with vigour and a spring in their step.