The invincible Bletchley Ladies set sights on Cup

Bletchley Ladies (Tom Blackman)
Bletchley Ladies (Tom Blackman)

Bletchley Ladies can not only boast the league title, but also can call themselves invincible after a convincing 50-12 victory over Bury St Edmunds.

Having wrapped up the National Challenge South East North 2 last week with a win over Peterborough, the ladies ended their season undefeated with a home victory on Sunday, but it’s not over yet.

Although the league season is done, Bletchley are still in the semi-finals of the cup and could play at Twickenham if they make the final.

It took just four minutes for Bletchley to get their noses in front against Bury St Edmunds as Rachael Taylor scored and kicked her own extras to make it 7-0.

Four minutes later, Jennie Davies scored Bletchley’s second try, shortly before Helen Bateman ran in their third try, which was converted to make it 19-0.

Bury St Edmunds got themselves on the scoresheet just before half time to reduce the arrears to 19-7, but their luck would be short in the second.

Rachael Taylor scored her second try of the game early in the half, as did Davies as Bletchley began to stretch their legs at 31-7.

Olivia Calloway touched down Bletchley’s sixth try of the afternoon, and Kirsty Kay ran in the seventh to make it 43-7 and the result a foregone conclusion.

The visitors gave themselves something to celebrate as they got their second try of the game late in the day, before running in another to reduce the gap to a still significant 43-19.

But Bletchley weren’t about to let them enjoy the last score of the afternoon.

Beth Metcalf benefitted from a late drive forward, to make it 50-19 to the champions, sparking the celebrations.

Next Sunday, Bletchley face a trip to Kendal in the Women’s Junior Cup semi finals, with a place in the final in the making.