Sun 02
Aretians Ladies
Piranhas secure first home game win of the season

Piranhas secure first home game win of the season

By Samantha Robinson
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Piranhas produce a dominating performance, in hot conditions, to out score Aretians in the first home game of the season providing the second win in a

The Piranhas welcomed one of the new teams to the league, Aretians Ladies, to Caswell Lane for the first meeting between the two clubs. A hot day with the sun beaming down onto the pitch which would add extra difficulty to a fast flowing game.

The Piranhas started the first half well playing to their core fundamentals, in a similar fashion to last game, by using the width of the pitch, attacking at pace and pushing up on the opposition. To kick start the scoreboard, Tash Bradley produced a try from the back of ruck, using her strength to power over the try line for the first points of the game. The remaining first half points for the Piranhas were added by Abbie Young, with a dash along the left wing after receiving the ball from a quick pick at the back of a ruck and Nina Webb, after an exceptional interception that caught both teams of guard (including the ref), to sprint the few meters and plant the ball under the posts.

Aretians points, in the first half, came from a penalty kick made by number 15 to make the half time score 15-3 to the Piranhas.

The second half started with the Piranhas playing in a similar fashion by concentrating on using the width of the pitch and producing good off-loading. This created two more tries for Abbie Young, through her pace, on the left wing. Individual power and strength from Charlotte Hird, Elle Chandler and Nina Webb (for her second of the game) rounded up the tries from the Piranhas. Sarah Gill converted four tries to add extra points.

Aretians kept fighting throughout the game and managed to break through a strong Piranhas defence with a solo effort from the number 10 producing a fantastic dummy to create a gap in the defensive line and score their only try of the game.

Both teams fought hard in the heat and played good rugby with the final score 48-8 to Piranhas.

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Match details

Match date

Sun 02, Oct 2016




Women's National Challenge (NC) South West North 2

League position

Gordano Ladies
Aretians Ladies