Our welcome back to rugby was in the format of Ready for Rugby touch, we travelled down to Farnham with a squad of 11, this was our Vice-captain Shannon’s 3rd start for the team after returning from injury, where she also scored her first try. The game was made up of 4 quarters and was a big test for the girl’s fitness, space opened up in the first few minutes and Emily Powell took advantage getting the first try of the game. Emelia Arbouine followed with two tries’ soon after and one by Emily Ward running a great support line. Rosie cairns also dotted down a try which came by a series of passes from Jess K and Lara. At half time the score was 6-5 to Farnham. So, the comeback was on!
We kicked off with a great carry by Orla to get us safe in the attacking zone, Lara soon after scored her first try for the team, with the scoreline still tight Rosie Cairns burst through to get her 2nd of the game. The last five minutes left on the clock saw Peri, who was making her first appearance for Ts scored a try, this brought the score 9-9. The ladies were fired up and unapologetic, the defence from kick-off saw us turn the ball over and Emelia Arbouine took advantage of the space out wide to make it 9-10. The last play of the game we were back in our attacking zone inching closer to the try line with each phase and a pass out from Peri to Emelia to get the last try (Farnham 9 - 11 Thamesians). Shannon kicked the ball straight to touch after the restart to secure the win.
There was a huge defensive effort from the whole team, Anna was excellent in defence and Jess ran some great lines to help create space on the outside. Not to forget, shout out to Rosie Gridley for running the touchline.
We can now look forward to getting back in to contact and hopefully stick to our winning ways
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