Bletchley Ladies showed they are capable of mixing it with the big teams despite losing 27-10 to Witney on Sunday.
They took the lead after 10 minutes when Emma Taylor intercepted a loose Witney pass, offloading to Cath Brooke for the first try of the afternoon.
From the restart, Witney showed determination to even the score. But three minutes later, Bletchley took back the lead, with Alanna Walsh flying over the line to touch down, to make it 5–10.
But another Witney try, this time converted, gave the home side a 12-10 lead at half time.
Bletchley were reduced to 14 for persistent ruck problems, before losing another after landing a punch.
Two players down, it was only a matter of time before Witney took advantage, and they did to take a 17-10 lead.
A few minutes later, just before Bletchley were back to full strength, Witney took another try, moving their score forward to 22–10.
Bletchley battled hard to get a lifeline back in the game, but it was Witney who scored next to put the game out of reach at 27-10.
If you are interested in trying Ladies rugby, Bletchley Ladies train Wednesday evenings, 7.00 – 8.30pm, at Manor Fields.
For more information, email Sally Peters, Director of Ladies’ rugby at firstname.lastname@example.org