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Chargers rise to the challenge

A MUCH changed Camp Hill Chargers side took on the relatively newly established Warley Ladies RFC, in a friendly.

A MUCH changed Camp Hill Chargers side took on the relatively newly established Warley Ladies RFC, in a friendly.

With the help of some more experienced players, including the return of retired Sian Williams, the Chargers put on an outrageous performance scoring 91 points in the 60 minute game.

Among the try scorers was Paige Smith making her debut in senior rugby. Her darting and weaving proved too advanced for the Warley outfit who struggled to keep up, along with most of her own team mates at times!

This nippy winger was a demon in defence as well, chasing down a wayward Camp Hill kick, tackling a Warley player to the ground before quickly getting back to her feet to grapple for the ball. Paige will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Another player making her debut was Becky Bryant her confidence grew throughout the game making her a well deserved recipient of back of the match.

Ruth Matta, nominated player of the match by Warley, made the most of her game time showing speed and skill time and again leaving the opposition baffled in her wake scoring a couple of captivating tries in the first half. The

Chargers didn’t have it all their own way as Warley built on some good passing in the second half releasing their full back down the right wing who made her way through some loose tackles only to be barged out into touch by Fran Dargon. This player has already made her way in to the 1st 15 on occasion but revelled at the chance of playing fly half in the game, Becci Lewis even stepping aside to let her take the conversions.

The Chargers have a rest this week before playing host to Birkenhead Ladies on Sunday December 9.

 

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