The Piranhas took to the field determined to show that their hard work at training over the three week break was worthwhile.
From the outset there was a new purpose in attack, lots of positive support play allowing them to offload and take more risk than in previous outings.Increased fitness levels allowing the team to play quicker and with more purpose.
Early promise was spoilt by a couple of lapses in defence which allowed the visitors to take a 12 point lead. However the spirit and resolve being shown by the squad this season meant that all was not lost.
The Piranhas stuck to their guns and took the game to the opposition.
Five tries followed at regular intervals for: Kath Fitzpatrick, Lucy Hope, Leanne Ball(2) and Vicky Alway. Beth Hawke adding the extras.
Mentions go to new players, Vicki Crackett and Erin Farmer who marked their debuts with fine performances and add to the growing pool of talent at Gordano. Also great to see Vicky Alway returning to action after a lengthy lay off and showing a determination and aggression that has been missed by all.
Several players put their hand up for the man of the match award with really positive and influential displays. However the prize went to fiesty scrum half Esther Swanton who battled all day in both attack and defence and provided the vital link between the battling forwards and The Piranhas dynamic backs.