Bletchley and Olney go head-to-head in cup final

Two if the city's top rugby teams go head-to-head for silverware at the home of Northampton Saints tonight.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 11:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 11:31 am
Rugby

Olney Ladies take on Bletchley Ladies in the Alliance Cup final, eagerly anticipated by both sides after hugely successful seasons.

“The ladies side at Olney has had a great season with lots of young talent coming through,” said Olney captain Jen Micklewright.

“We’ve really pulled together and focussed on working as a team and we’re looking forward to showcasing that on a big stage!

“Olney Ladies is in its 25th season, and it is a special year for the club as we celebrate our 140th anniversary - so winning the Alliance Cup really would be the icing on the cake for the ladies side.”

Bletchley meanwhile narrowly missed out on promotion to Championship 1, despite winning L adies Championship Midlands 2, after losing to Barnsley.

Bletchley saw off Buckingham 22-17 in extra time to book their spot in the semi-finals, and then beat Towcester Ladies 31-7 on MK Central’s 3G pitch.

The match-up between the city sides is the first meeting in over a year.