A postponed kick off, inside out shirts and strong winds; what was this game
going to bring and how would it end?
As soon as the whistle went both sides knew that this was going to be a difficult
game, both sides having different strengths to the other. However, York
unfortunately concede early on in the game with Teeside’s fullback shimmying
and shaking her way through York’s defence. “What a boot” we hear the crowd
cry when Teeside’s 10 flies the ball through the posts to score the conversion.
Five minutes in and 0-7 to Teeside. York keep their heads up to bounce back with
an immediate response in the form of a beautiful try from Bella, and an
incredible assist from Georgia running the ball halfway up the pitch.
Unfortunately the conversion is missed, so the score is 5-7 to Teeside.
Willow repeatedly takes cheeky lines and makes her way through the Teeside
defence but unfortunately meets the Teeside fullback everyone who continues to
make outstanding tackles, try saving tackles, bringing Willow to the ground. It
was time to get the ball back out to the backs. Katie pops the ball to Issy who
pops it out to Pippa who dodges her way through Teeside to make a clean break.
Unfortunately caught up by one of the defence and is taken down. Pippa and
Willow continue to make clean breaks through the Teeside defence, battling
through five or six defenders at a time, only to meet their full back time and time
again who continues to put in tackle after tackle. But finally Willow breaks her
way through all of their defence to score a try!!!! Those little legs cannot be
caught by anyone! Unfortunately again this is not converted which puts the score
Following this the backs keep bringing breaks through the defensive line and
showing off their fancy footwork. However, each set of fancy footwork is
combined with a silly mistake causing penalties awarded to the opposition,
losing us our possession. Unfortunately this allows their
fullback to get the ball and breakthrough our defence yet again to score another
try. Fly half shoots the ball straight through the posts to score another
The restart brings a cracking catch from Ella followed by some cheeky lines,
smashing through the defensive line. We continued to break through five or six
defenders only to be met by a final defender who would bring our player down
to the ground. More and more rugby, good rugby, bad rugby, line outs, speedy
ball carrying and hefty tackles ensure the game continues with very even play
from each side.
Rachel Emmerson, after many big tackles and speedy runs, makes a break
through the defence up the wing, but unfortunately is pushed across too far by
Teeside and steps onto the touchline. Teeside have the lineout and their fullback
scores another cracking try crashing her way through our defence. Very soon
after this she scores ANOTHER try (where would Teeside be without her!?).
Football Rachel makes some amazing tackles (on point smashy smashy), but
unfortunately hits her head and is dazed meaning she has to come off the pitch.
Many many breaks from us, and many many tackles from Teeside’s fullback
(seriously would have been a very different game without her). I’m pretty sure
she has made up at least 80% of their tackle count. AND SHE JUST KEEPS ON
HOWEVER, Issy makes an amazing line and breaks through the mainline of
defence, past the fullback and runs over the pitch to score a try, THE CROWD
GOES WILD!!!! And then comes another cheeky try from willow!!!!!! Again
wiggling her fast moving little legs through the whole of Teeside’s defence.
The final whistle blows, we are all exhausted but we continue to hold our heads
up, smiling, ready for next week’s game. #pumped
This was a game of big hits, big runs, and big bruises.
Bring on the next one.
Quote from Mr. Burge ‘I thought you girls would be aggressive, but not THAT
1. C. Walsh
2. W. Ingleton
3. F. Bannister
4. M. Hartley
5. E. Banken
6. C. Burge (VC)
7. R. Mullan Lipman
8. G. Przygodzki (C)
9. H. Trivedi
10. K. Layley
11. R. Emmerson
12. I. Cowan
13. P. Davies
14. B. Boyles
15. G. Gunson
16. C. Langford
17. A. Griffiths
18. E. Stott
19. A. Smallwood
20. S. Thorndyke
21. A. Barnes