Unbeaten rugby girls enjoy life on top of the table

Sleaford Rugby Club Under 18 girls team. EMN-141121-114401001
Sleaford Rugby Club Under 18 girls team. EMN-141121-114401001

Sleaford and Spalding Under 18 girls extended their lead at the top of the Midlands East League with a convincing win against rivals Nottingham Paviors.

Playing uphill in the first half, Sleaford and Spalding took time to settle in what was a scrappy affair to start, but they were always the better team.

Denied three tries in the first quarter following some spirited tackling by Paviors and some controversial refereeing decisions, Sleaford and Spalding finally crossed for a score after 15 minutes and from that point continued to score steadily for the remainder of the match. Bethan Owen led the way with four tries and there was a brace for Kizzy Mountain. Captain Sarah Bill also went over for two tries and kicked four conversions.

There was a first senior try for Emily Perrins and Hannah Doodey kicked two conversions from out wide, as Sleaford and Spalding went on to win 57-0 after an excellent all round performance.

As well as scoring nine tries, they also tackled well and Paviors were never able to mount a meaningful attack. The Sleaford and Spalding scrum took a number of balls against the head and the lineout linked well with the backs.

Player of the game: Hannah Doodey.

Sleaford: Hannah Doodey; Etienne Presst; Georgia Markham; Alex Parker; Emily Perrins; Sarah McConchie; Sarah Bill; Bethan Owen; Charlotte Hancock; Poppy Moulis; Kizzy Mountain