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CAMP Hill extended their try extravaganza as they put eight past their Sussex-based opponents at the weekend.

Ladies National League One (North)
Camp Hill WRFC 56 - 0 Lakenham Hewitt

CAMP Hill extended their try extravaganza as they put eight past their Sussex-based opponents at the weekend.

Lucy Pollard drew first blood in the opening thirty seconds when a well worked back row move created space that she fully exploited.

Eleven minutes later Becci Lewis added three more points to the home team’s tally when the ball went over but again only after hitting the cross bar.

Not to be outdone, excellent handling from Camps’ back line saw them score six of the remaining seven tries as Lakenham were unable to cope with their superior ball skills, including four tries by top try scorer Jo Hart.

Midlands 2 West (South)
Berkswell & Balsall 27 - 7 Old Coventrians

A POWERFUL first-half performance saw Berkswell through, with the visitors having no answer to some superbly controlled forward play.

In difficult conditions the power of the home forwards was amply demonstrated with their three first-half tries, all the result of driving mauls - Mark Connors and Matt Wilson going over.

When OC’s had the slope and elements in their favour after half-time, they were restricted to just a single try. Berkswell finished the game strongly, recording the most fluent try of the match in the final minutes - a flowing move through several pairs of hands, John Arnold with the final touch.

Midlands 2 West (South)
Barkers’ Butts 13 - 20 Silhillians

The Sils returned to third place in the league on Saturday with a hard-fought win over Barkers’ Butts at the Bob Coward Memorial Ground.

Barkers’ broke the deadlock with a penalty in the front of the posts - the result of a high-tackle by Sils’ scrum-half Ian Chetland.

Reduced to fourteen men, the Sils upped their game and were rewarded for their determination with the first try of the afternoon, Si Doherty going over. Tom Manise added to the score as he went under the posts just before half-time.

Barkers’ came out strong in the second half and scored two tries to bring the scores almost level, but with the momentum clearly with the home side.

Marching their way up the pitch with some direct running, the visitors forced a penalty within range that Dave Grey coolly slotted to extend the lead to four points. With three minutes left on the clock, Grey moved his tally to ten points for the day and the Sils’ lead to seven.



Cathrina Hulse
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