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Subject: Warriors v Yatton U18s match report 3rd March 2013
Team : Molly (captain), Tara, Helen, Lisa, Holly, Emma, Natalie Welsh, Natalie Riddett, Yaz, Spud, Emily, Charlie, Kelly, Alice Anger, Alice Luce, Lucy.
Result - Warriors 55 : Yatton 10.
"1, 2, 3 squeeze, 1, 2, 3 squeeze, 1, 2, 3 WARRIORS" was the cry as the U18s prepared for the kick off against Yatton, a team we had not played against for some time.
The early play was scrappy then some quick thinking by Molly following a penalty allowed her to "tap and go" for the opening try whilst Yatton were retreating, converted by Tara.
Yatton came back and pushed Warriors back towards their own try line, a kick was charged down and Yatton scored, not converted. Warriors struck back and following some good passing Alice Luce was able to use her strength to get over the line, Tara converted.
Warriors were strong in the scrum and worked a move that allowed Holly to come onto the ball at speed, but she was tackled 5m out, the resultant Yatton scrum was overturned and the ball worked out to Emma to score, not converted. Warriors pressure in the scrum paid off again with a penalty which was worked across the line with good passing and found Holly with enough space to run in a try, not converted. A forward pass gave Warriors a scrum in the Yatton half and a strong run by Emily took play close to the Yatton try line, the line out was turned over and Warriors again displayed their good passing skills along the line for Natalie Welsh to score a try, not converted, half time 29 - 5.
Early in the second half Molly scored her second try after some good support from Charlie and Emily, not converted. Yatton came back with a try but it wasn't long before Warriors were back in the Yatton half with good forward play and support from Lucy, Kelly, Lisa and finally Spud to take the ball over the try line, converted by Tara. Lisa took a quick tap and go and made a strong run towards the Yatton try line, a scrum to Yatton was followed by a Warriors scrum from which the ball was passed out for Holly to score her second try, Tara converted. Emma completed the try scoring after another scrum turnover and good passing,
Tara converted to make the final score 55 : 10.
Everyone played well, the forwards were strong and good support play and passing made it a great game to watch.
IMPORTANT - all Home matches at Minety scheduled for Sunday 20th January have been cancelled due to the snow and adverse weather. These matches include the Mini fixtures, the under 16s and the girls fixtures.
Please note that the first set of fixture changes have already occured. They are reflected in the latest fixture list on this website.
Click here for link to the fixture list and please make necessary alterations to any print outs of fixtures downloaded thus far.
13th January 2012
Minety link with Gloucester!
Minety RFC Junior Section has subscribed to a link agreement with Gloucester RFC. This provides us with a number of benefits concerning coaching sessions, tickets, player visits and cash income.
The one point that may be of interest to you is around match tickets. If you intend to go to a Gloucester match this season you will be able to get a discount on your ticket price. All you need to do when buying the ticket is quote our reference number - 11068538, the name of the Club - Minety RFC and mention the 'cash back scheme'. The normal ticket hotline (08718 18781 - option 2) can be used.
This only applies to 'individual' purchases - the process for organised groups needs to be co-ordinated through our 'Liaison Officer' (Nick Wright). Please let me know if you need any further information.
This benefit is available for all Gloucester home matches (Premier, Heineken Cup, LV= Cup etc) and all tickets although the level of discount may vary depending on the match taking place.
Not only will you get reduced ticket prices but at the end of the season our Club will be given a 10% lump sum rebate for all the ticket money that have been taken through this club 'cash back' scheme.
SuperMiren U18 Girls Rugby.
Match report, Chipping Sodbury (CS) v SuperMiren (SM) 2/10/11
Result CS 37: SM 34
Team : Jenny Benton (Captain), Molly Birchmore, Holly Carlton, Jess Salles, Rachael Carpenter, Emma Devine, Hannah Devine, Bocca Brown, Katie Moy, Emily Clarke, Spud Harte, 2 from CS.
On a hot October afternoon SM opened their season with an entertaining and competitive match against CS. SM had early possession and after a strong run from Jess, SM opened the scoring with Emma scoring her first try ever to the left of the posts, Katie converted, 0:7.
SM pressed again and following a CS scrum Molly stole the ball and ran strongly down the right wing and under the posts, Katie converted, 0:14.
SM’s scrum was strong and after good possession and off loads the pack pushed over the CS try line only for the ball to be held up. From the scrum on 5m, Jess passed out to jenny who used her strength to go over for SM’s 3rd try of the match, not converted, 0:19.
CS reorganised and cam back with a try after some good SM defending close to the try line, not converted, 5:19.
A turnover from a SM scrum allowed CS to score their second try to make the score 10:19 at half time.
CS pressed early in the second half but Jess captured the ball and ran from half way to score in the right hand corner, not converted, 10:24. From the kick off Emily made good ground up the right wing, from the line out CS won a penalty and kept possession to score in the right hand corner, not converted, 15:24.
CS quickly scored another try, not converted to make the score 20:24.
SM raised their game and pushed possession into the CS half, following a CS line out and a SM scrum the ball came out via Spud, Jenny and Molly to Holly who went over in the right hand corner, not converted, 20:29.
CS came back with good passing and possession to score two tries and one conversion to make the score 32:29 with only a few minutes to go. SM pushed into the CS half and won the ball and a penalty 10m out. Jenny used her strength to make ground and Rachel was on hand to score her first ever try, not converted, 32:34.
The victory was not to be however and CS scored what proved to be the winning try with seconds to go, not converted, final score 37:34. Everyone played well, tackled well and supported each other.
23rd September 2011
Please note that new fixtures have bee added to the list today :
Under 18s Away to Yatton on 4th December with the return on 25th March.
Under 15s away to Oxford Vale on 25th March.
19th September 2011
SuperMiren U15s v Oxford Vale
18/9/2011 at Supermarine
Result: SM 22 – OV 29
Team: Tara Godby (Captain), Sarah Carlton, Lisa Kempton, Beth Ody, Emily Blackmore, Alice Barry, Helen Brown, Shannon Harte, Emma Stamp, Natalie Riddett.
On a bright afternoon SM U15 girls opened their 2011/12 season on the first team pitch at SuperMarine welcoming Oxford Vale.
OV kicked off and earned a scrum and a penalty in the SM half in the early exchanges. SM tried to kick clear but the ball was picked up by OV and the first try came in the right hand corner, not converted. Score 0 : 5.
SM pressurised and Beth ripped the ball from OV, however following a SM scrum OV scored a breakaway try and converted to make the score 0 : 12.
SM came back into the match with pressure in the OV half and good tackling from Lisa and Beth following a SM scrum, Beth ripped the ball from OV and combined with Tara who went over to score in the left hand corner, not converted. Score 5 : 12.
OV pressurised again and earned a penalty in the SM half leading to a try, and from the kick off scored another breakaway try on this large pitch with lots of spaces, the half time score was 5 : 22.
SM came out for the second half and dominated possession, after good pressure Lisa powered over for a try which Emma converted, score 12 : 22.
Emma’s kicking ability lead to SM’s next try scored by Tara after good work from Lisa, score 17 : 22.
SM kept OV in their own half and pressed hard with good tackling to earn scrum after scrum around 10m from the OV try line, after good pressure down the left hand side the ball came out from Lisa to Tara who found Helen running through to score under the posts and level the score, 22 : 22.
In a rare venture into the SM half, OV kept possession and following a scrum and line out ran the ball over for a try to the left of the posts, the conversion took the score to 22 : 29 and was the final play of the match, enjoyed by all the players and spectators.
Player of the Match for SM – Tara Godby.
2nd November 2010
Miren U18 Girls - 55 v Cinderford & Berry Hill U18 Girls - 0
On Sunday Miren (Minety and Cirencester) U18s traveled to Cinderford to play a combined Cinderford and Berry Hill side.
After a slow start punctuated by numerous injuries Miren finally got into their game with a score from scrum half Amie Stephenson. Miren’s forwards began to dominate the game and further tries came from Jess Salles and Amelia Buckland-Hurry with Stephenson getting a second. Megan Sanders slotted a conversion leaving Miren with a comfortable 22 pts – 0 half time lead.
In the second half Miren’s domination continued. Excellent support play amongst the forwards was capitalised on by the backs with tries from Jenney Benton (3) and Salles adding 2 more to her total. Sanders being successful a further 4 conversions. The final score of 55 pts – 0 should have been higher with Shannon Barrett being denied what appeared to be an excellent try in the dying moments of the game.
On Sunday relatively novice Miren (Minety and Cirencester) U18s team came up against a strong Cardiff side at Cirencester. Despite a spirited performance the writing was on the wall early in the game and at half time Miren was trailing by 34 points to 5 with Miren’s only score coming from an excellent blindside break from fly half Katie Moy.
The second half repeated the first and although Miren scored a well worked try and conversion through Megan Sanders Cardiff’s pace out wide was just too much for the brave Miren defence. The final score a convincing 67 – 12 victory to Cardiff.
Miren Team – Rachael Carpenter, Bocka Brown, Alice Evans, Megan Sanders, Amelia Buckland-Hurry, Amie Stephenson, Jenny Benton Capt), Ana Duprey, Shannon Barrett and Emma Devine.
Minety, Cirencester and Supermarine U15s Girls – 10 v Cardiff U15s - 53. (24.10.10)
Team: Molly Birchmore (captain), Holly Carlton, Sarah Carlton, Katie (Spud) Hart, Emma Stamp, Beth Ody, Millie Wood, Sophie Hazel, Helen Brown, Kirsty Hays, Ella Whitehouse, Tegan Smith, Melisa Hartkoorn, Emily Clarke.
Cardiff started strongly and soon established a 14 point lead. A try by Holly reduced the deficit to 9 points but Cardiff's superior organisation and strength saw them establish a 5 : 19 lead at half time. SuperMiren struggled in the scrum and found it difficult to contain Cardiff's good running into the spaces. Cardiff ran in try after try until just before the final whistle when Holly ran in her's and SuperMiren's second try of the match to make the final score 10 : 53.
Minety, Cirencester and Supermarine - 34 v Cleve U15s - 32 (10.10.10)
Team : Molly Birchmore (Captain), Millie Wood, Helen Brown, Holly Carlton, Sarah Carlton, Mellisa "fudge", Sophie Hazel, Emma Stamp, Tara Godby, Sam Riches, Emily Clarke, Natalie ? (sub).
On a bright sunny afternoon at Minety conditions were ideal for a good game of rugby.
Cleve opened the scoring with an early try in the right hand corner, not converted. SM got back on level terms with a try by Millie following some tough tackling by Sam, not converted. From the re-start Holly picked up the ball and ran through from her own half down the left hand side and across to touch down near the posts, not converted. Cleve drew level with a try following a line out, and soon after took the lead again with another try which this time was converted. Cleve scored again to make the half time score 10 - 22 to the visitors.
In the second half SM came out and scored early with a try from new girl Mellisa down the left hand side, converted by Millie. Following a SM line out the ball came to Millie and she was able to break through to score, and convert herself to give SM the lead at 24 - 22. Millie scored again a few minutes later but could not convert, with time running out Cleve pulled back one try before Molly scored in the left hand corner to extend SM score to 34 to Cleve’s 27. Cleve never gave up and just before the final whistle they scored again but could not convert, final score 34 to 32 in favour of SM.
Overall, a competitive match with some tough tackling and good running rugby, and some good performances from the new girls, Mellisa and Sophie.
Gallery of photographs of the end of season awards dinner at The Spice Merchant in Malmesbury is available here.
On Sunday 25th April both U15s and U18s have matches against Oakmedians in Bournemouth.
We need a strong turn out as:
This will be the last match of the season
For a number of U18s it will be their last ever match for the club
Both our U15s and U18s are on an unbeaten run of late
Oakmedians will provide stiff opposition.
We meet at Oakmedians at 12.00 noon. KO for the U18s is approximately 1.00 pm with the U15s following on straight afterwards.
I can take some in my car (first come first served basis) leaving Minety Club House at 10.30 am PROMPT.
A mini bus is going from Cirencester (again first come first served - £3 per head. So far Millie, Molly, Ella, Adriane and Yvonne on the bus. Contact Mike for details)
We’ll probably need some parents to go in cars so if you fancy a day by the seaside please don't hesitate to come along. (Sales pitch - Oakmedians must have one of the most picturesque settings of all rugby clubs)
The Clubhouse Meryick Park, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6LJ 01202 789 497
PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR AVAIABILITY BY EMAIL ASAP
There are still 3 Minety shirts out with players please double check if you have one and bring it Sunday
On Sunday 2nd May we have the 7s competition at Cirencester
Meet there for 12.00 Noon, Kick off 1.00 pm.
Numbers will be restricted to a squad of 12 so not everyone will play. The squad will be picked from those available so please let me know asap if you wish to be considered.
On Sunday 18th April Miren (Minety and Cirencester) played a combined Exmouth and Tavistock team at Exmouth as part of their Easter tour
The effects of a hard night on tour were clearly evident with the Miren players well off the pace at the start and conceded a soft try early on. This seemed to provide the catalyst needed to kick start the team who immediately responded with a try through Jenny Benton, converted by Megan Saunders. Miren stuttered throughout the first half and led at half time 19-5. Josie Snow scoring and Sanders scoring and converting her own try.
The second half started well and fine interplay resulted in Amie Stephenson scoring in the corner. Although Exmouth stuck back with a fine solo try Miren sealed the win with a 40m run in from Catrin Garland leaving the final score 29 – 10.
Miren U18 Girls - 27 v Melksham U18 Girls - 0
On Sunday Miren (Minety and Cirencester) U18s continued their impressive winning streak away at Melksham.
From the kick off the ball was spun wide to Catrin Garland who scored from 50 metres out. Miren totally dominated the rest of the half but plucky Melksham defense kept them at bay leaving a slender 5 pts – 0 half time lead.
Miren’s domination continued in the second half and it was only a matter of time before further scores came. Jenney Benton, Josie Snow, Adrianne Blair all crossed for Miren with Garland adding her second and Blair slotting a conversion. The final score of 27 – 0 flattered Melksham, 3 disallowed tries and lack of a flow to the game frustrated Miren whose winning margin should have been much greater.
Arrangements for this weekends matches below
Please confirm your availability by email (Annabel - I already have your confirmation).
If you have a club shirt please bring it with you. If you can't play but have a shirt please give it to someone who is coming to the match.
On Sunday Miren (Minety, Cirencester & Supermarine) played hosts to Oxford & Berkshire at Minety. For the first time this season Miren got straight into their game and were 7 points up in minutes with a try by Annabel Clark and conversion from Adrianne Blair. It was a day for expansive rugby and Miren raced to a 34-0 half time lead with tries through, Catrin Garland (2), Amie Stephenson, Jenny Benton and conversion and try from Blair. The second half continued in the same vein with a try from Lauren Aldridge, Blair and Benton both getting their second and Blair slotting a conversion. With a rout on the cards Oxon/ Berks rallied to prevent any further scores leaving the result at 51-0.
Oxford/Berkshire came to Minety to play in the bright sun but cold conditions. The U15’s were severely depleted and the visitors helped out to make up 2 full sides. The team was Holly Carlton (captain), Helen Brown, Tara Godby, Beth Ody, Spud Harte, Ella Whitehouse, Sam Riches plus guests. The home side scored their first try after 3 minutes and the first half saw them dominant to run in 5 tries from Beth and Ella.. The second half was a much more even affair with the visitors getting 3 tries but the home side held their own to score a further 3 tries with Holly getting on the score sheet and Beth converted 3. All the girls have really come on with their good tackling, passing and support especially with the omission of many senior players. The final score was 46:15.
U/15’s Regional players Becky Wilson (captain), Alice Luce, Molly Birchmore returned to club rugby to see a full team put out by Super Miren including Tara Godby, Ella Whitehouse, Sam Riches, Spud Hart, Penny Alderman, Beth Ody, Millie Wood, Holly Carlton, Helen Brown and Jess Salles.
The pitch was heavy after overnight rain and both sides made lots of handling errors. In the pre start huddle SuperMiren spoke a lot about passing before being tackled but unfortunately didn't turn this into reality on the pitch with many players being bound up unable to pass. Chipping Sodbury scored a converted try first but a few minutes later a try by Alice put the 2 sides close.
Both sides were struggling in the conditions but were making good tackles, but the home team went into the break 24:5. It looked like the visitors were to be at the wrong end of the play with Chipping Sodbury adding a further try but this must have been their wake up call as they really got into the match. They began their fightback with a try from captain Becky after a scrum, Alice then forced her way through to score her second try of the match, Miren were then a player down when Jess suffered a hand injury and had to go off.
After 25 minutes Becky forcing herself over the line in the face of fierce tackling and good ground made by Tara, not converted. The visitors couldn't press home their advantage in the final minutes of the match and many errors on both sides lead to well contested scrums and committed tackling.
A sporting match that both sides enjoyed with a final score 29:20.
Minety and Cirencester U18 Girls - 34 v Oxford U18 Girls - 5
On Sunday Miren (Minety and Cirencester) took on Cinderford on a heavily cut up pitch.
The effects of 7 weeks without a match were clearly evident with Miren players well off the pace of the game at the start. Within the opening 10 minutes Miren conceded a soft try and with poor handling and decision making failed to capitalise on several scoring opportunities.
However toward the middle of the half things began to improve. The pack started to dominate the scrum taking a number against the head and powerful runs from Amelia Buckland-hurry and Megan Sanders where starting to take their toll on the Cinderford defence. During a period of sustained pressure on the Cinderford line Buckland-Hurry capitalised on a scrum against the head with a pick up and drive to score Miren’s first try.
The half ended with honours even at 5–5.
The second half was a different story and straight from the kick off Miren’s intention to run the ball was evident. Miren took the lead when left wing Catrin Garland was put clear to score in the corner but soon afterwards lost their influential forward Alice Evans through injury and played the rest of the game with a one player disadvantage. However this appeared to spark the team into an even greater effort and the lead was further extended when Garland claimed her second with a run in from half way.
Momentum was building with Rachael Carpenter turning over a constant flow of possession and Mirens blitz defence stifling Cinderford attacks at source.
Momentum turned to points when a powerful run from Jenny Benton and sublime pass put right wing Adriane Blair over near the posts. Blair added the conversion. Almost immediately from the kick off the Benton - Blair combination produced exactly the same result and Miren were coasting. A third try for Blair extended the lead further but despite constant pressure on the Cinderford line for the last 10 minutes Miren where denied a further score.
Stars of the game – Rachael Carpenter and Alice Evans
Sunday's arrangements are a bit mixed as Cinderford have pulled out of the U15s fixture and we have arranged Chipping Sodbury instead
All - please confirm your availability by email
U18s - Match against Cinderford at Cinderford.
Kick off 2.00 pm meet there for 1.00 pm
I'm going from Minety Club house at 12 noon - please let me know if you need a lift
Cinderford RFC, The Recreation Ground, Dockham Road, Cinderford GL14 2AQ. Tel: 01594 822673
U15s - Match against Chipping Sodbury at Chipping Sodbury
Kick off 1:30 pm meet there for 12:30 pm
Mike is taking a mini bus from Cirencester - please email him if you need a lift
Chipping Sodbury RFC, The Ridings, Wickwar Road, Chipping Sodbury. BS37 6BQ
Next Sunday (21st February) we have the following arrangements
U15s Match against Cleve at Minety - meet at 12.30 pm KO 1.30 pm
U18s - were to play Berry Hill but they have cried off. We are trying to get another fixture but failing that we'll train at Minety - meet 12.30 pm
If you have sky plus use it to rewind and replay the good bits so you can appreciate what actually happens. In particular watch what happens off the ball, how players make themselves available, where they stand and their lines of running. Pick out the player in your position and watch what he does and where he goes irrespective of where the ball is.
The Six nations is special, use it to help develop your understanding of the game and equally important use it as an opportunity to get together with your team mates for a bit of a social.
The U/15’s team of Becky Wilson (captain), Beth Ody, Holly Carlton, Georgina Hunt, Helen Brown, Molly Birchmore, Alice Luce, Spud Harte, Sam Riches, Tara Godby, Millie Wood started the New Year eventually at Minety versus Drybrook. The visitors brought a mainly young squad who took the home team by surprise by opening the scoring with a converted try under the posts direct from the kick off.
This seemed to wake the girls up and SuperMiren started to get their tackles in and after a few minutes Millie scored a try after a good run from Holly which she converted. The girls pressurised Drybrook back towards their own line and after 10 minutes Millie again broke through to score another try and converted it herself. Almost straight away, Alice made a good run on the left and SuperMiren pressure forced Drybrook to kick, the ball came to Millie who yet again broke through with a strong run to score another try. At the start of the second half the ball changed hands between the sides many times, then after 5 minutes SuperMiren passed along the line eventually reaching Millie who ran through strongly to score her forth try. Then Drybrook, who never gave up, struck back with a breakaway try on the left hand side after pressure by SuperMiren in the Drybrook half. Alice broke through to score a deserved try on the left hand side, shortly after Mollie scored a try after a good run and offload close to the line by Millie. Finally just before the end of the match Holly broke through from about half way and ran under the posts to score SuperMiren's seventh try which was converted by Millie to have a final score of 41:12.
The whole team played well, Beth went close down the left hand side in the second half and tackled well, Tara passed well out of the scrums, Becky, Georgina, Spud, Sam, Mollie and Helen all made their tackles and ripped the ball from Drybrook, often forcing them back towards their own line. A good win after their lack lustre display at Witney.
Arrangements this Sunday
U18s Training 12 noon - 2.00 pm
U15s Now have a match against Drybrook meet 12.Noon, KO 12.45 pm
Both at Minety
U15s - Please confirm your availability by email
U18s - be there
Sunday 17th - rugby cancelled
Sunday 24th - training 12 noon - 2.00 pm at Minety
On Sunday Miren (Minety and Cirencester) travelled to Witney to play Oxford (a combined Oxfordshire Clubs’ Team). Conditions were perfect for open rugby and Miren got off to a flyer with an early try from Catrin Garland and conversion by Adrianne Blair. Oxford immediately struck back with an unconverted try and the game settled into a keenly contested affair. However mid way through the half the Miren pack began to dominate and set up a great platform for their fast back line. It was only a matter of time before more scores came, the first by Jasmine Norman soon followed by Josie Snow after a powerful break from Jenny Benton. Blair added the conversion. Miren went in 31 – 5 up at half time with further tries from Garland and Norman and conversion from Blair.
The start of the second half mirrored the first with an early try from Garland. Now Miren really had their tails up and were dominating all phases of play. Powerful runs from Megan Sanders and Amelia Buckland Hurry were making huge inroads into the Oxford defence and with superb handling and support play throughout the team Miren began to run in tries from all over the field. Lauren Wyatt making an impressive debut claimed 3, Amie Stephenson 1 and Blair 2 tries with a further 3 conversions.
The standard of play throughout was exceptional and with Miren totally dominant the referee blew the whistle early leaving the final score Miren 72, Oxford 5. Player of the Game – Lauren Wyatt.
Report on the Under 18 Miren Girls mathces against Sleaford and Worcester at Sixways, Worcester, available here.
Report on the Under 15 Super Miren Girls match against Worcester Under 15s available here.
SuperMiren U15 Girls 10pts Melksham U15s 63pts
Team : Becky Wilson (captain), Beth Ody, Holly Carlton, Jess Salles, Georgina Hunt, Helen Brown, Tara Godby, Molly Birchmore, Penny Alderman, Alice Luce, Katie Heart (spud), Ailsa Jenner
8 a side was played due to lack of numbers from Melksham. This meant lots of changes for SuperMiren and this told in the quality of play. Everyone tried hard and the tackling was good and at times hard. Melksham played better as a team and racked up the tries, 11 in total, with 4 conversions, to SuperMirens’ 2 tries, both scored by Jess.
On Sunday Minety & Cirencester (Miren) girls played host to Melksham. For the second week running Miren got off to a slow start going behind to an early unconverted try. The game then settled into an evenly contested affair although Melsham finished the half the stronger with only resolute Miren defending keeping the score at 0 – 5 pts at the interval.
Miren came out the stronger in the second half and after a period of sustained pressure, scrum half Amie Stephenson dived over from close range to level the scores. Throughout the second half Miren dominated both possession and territory but despite coming close on several occasions failed to add to their total. Final score Miren 5pts - Melksham 5 pts. Player of the Game Rosie z .
Minety & Cirencester & Supermarine RFC Girls v Newport
To open the new season this Sunday Minety & Cirencester (Miren) U/18 girls played hosts to Newport. Miren were slow to start and conceded 2 early tries before getting into their game. When it came it was worth waiting for. A well earned turnover in their own 22m followed by superb handling across the backs put Catrin Garland over for a try near the posts which was converted by Adrianne Blair. Miren forwards were now competing well against a much bigger pack and from a scrum against the head Garland was put free on her own 10 metre line to out pace the Newport defence and score in the corner. Having worked hard to get level a lapse in concentration resulted saw the team 12:19 down at the interval. After conceding an early second half try the game was evenly balanced. However Miren failed to exploit their speed out wide and conceded one further score to go down 12:29. The Miren Team: Rachael Carpenter, Sam Alderman, Alice Evans, Chloe Morris, Megan Sanders, Becky Brown, Catrin Garland, Adrianne Blair, Jenney Benton, Katie Moy, Josie Snow, Annabel Clark, Rosie Mizon, Amelia Buckland-Hurry, Amie Stephenson, Tamara Salem.
Super Miren’s U/15s also started slowly and found themselves two tries down after a few minutes. Miren improved and started to get more tackles in, resulting in Holly picking the ball up around the half way line and breaking through to score under the posts. On 20 minutes Jess received the ball out from a scrum and broke through to score a try under the posts and was converted by Molly. After only a few minutes in the lead, Newport scored two more tries in quick succession, the first in the right hand corner but the second under the posts was converted. Just before half time Miren scored a try following a strong run from Jess to turnaround at halftime with the score at 22 : 17. Newport scored first in the second half with a try to the left hand side of the posts but Miren came straight back when Penny broke through just inside the Newport half and ran strongly to score to the left of the posts. After a period of strong tackling by both sides Newport scored under the posts and converted the try. Miren pulled back to level the scores in the last 5 minutes firstly with a strong run by Alice, which Molly converted, and another strong run by Jess to score under the posts, A brilliant start to the season against very strong opposition and a fair result of 34 all. Notable performances were made by Tara with some excellent tackling on girls much bigger than her, determined tackling and ripping by Becky as captain, some strong running by Alice, Jess’s 3 tries and Molly’s 2 conversions, however the whole team played well in their first match of the season against a generally larger and stronger Newport opposition. Team : Becky Wilson (captain), Beth Ody, Holly Carlton, Jess Salles, Georgina Hunt, Helen Brown, Tara Godby, Molly Birchmore, Penny Alderman, Alice Luce, Katie Harte (spud), Ella Whitehouse.
Sunday 4th October
U15s and U18s matches against Newport being played at Cirencester KO 12.45 pm
U18s to be at Cirencester for 11.00 am - there will be a light run through and recap of game plays / strategies, etc. between 11.30 - 12.00. This will replace the additional session we were trying to arrange for Saturday (a lot of you have jobs that day).
U15s to be at Cirencester for 11.30 am
Please remember to arrive in you tour tops (preferably the last tour). Don't worry if you haven't got one as we are trying to source some tops that can be worn before and after games.
Please email me with your availability for Sunday to save me a call
Sunday 11th October
U15s and U18s matches against Melksham being played at Minety KO 1.30 pm. Meet 12.15 pm