Bletchley Ladies booked their spot in the quarter finals of the Junior Cup with a 15-7 win over Kenilworth Ladies.
This competition was the scene of Bletchley’s last defeat, as they were knocked out in the semi finals last season, going down to Kendal 15-5.
Kenilworth, a new team to the game, weren’t to be taken lightly though, and started the game well. But it was Bletchley who eventually broke the deadlock on 11 minutes. Bletchley took a quick tap and go, passing it out along the line.
Another penalty from the opposition took the ball to Becky Driscoll, who took it over the line to put Bletchley 5-0 up.
Five minutes later Bletchley did it again, with a great break from Collie to take the honours this time. Another unsuccessful kick left the score 10-0.
Despite some great play from both sides, the score remained the same at half time.
In the second half, was Bletchley’s turn to dig in – something the ladies do well. They managed to keep Kenilworth camped out on their line for 10 minutes, before Gemma Gilleece found a gap in the defence and popped through. A clean boot from Sarah Munday put Kenilworth back in the game at 10-7.
But Bletchley were soon one the front foot once more and restored their advantage with the final try of the afternoon. After recycling several times, then some clean work through the Bletchley hands, Kenilworth then conceded a penalty. The ball was held up at the first attempt, but a quick pop to Cazz Kay from the scrum, and plenty of support from her fellow forwards, took it over the line to open the gap again 15-7.
The ladies turn their attention back to league action next week, with a trip to Birmingham to play Five Ways Old Edwardians Ladies.