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Your News Canterbury Women 21 - New Ash Green Women 10

Sunday saw New Ash Green travelling to Canterbury for the return league match of the season.

Following a tough game last week some key players were missing, however with the return of Gilly Church in the second row NAG were confident they could give Canterbury a tough match.

New Ash Green won the toss and chose to kick to start. The next 25 minutes saw both sides solid in defence with some excellent rucking and mauling from the NAG pack and great tackling in the backs neither side could break the defensive lines to score.

However some quick recycling of the ball and a missed tackle by New Ash Green gave Canterbury the break they needed to score the first points of the game which the Full Back converted.

NAG were straight back in the game following a penalty in the Canterbury 22, Full Back Kat Smith crashed through several tackles to score in the corner.

Half time score 7-5 to Canterbury.

The second half continued in much the same way with good defence from both sides, however NAG started to dominate both in the pack and the backs, following a solid scrum deep in Canterbury’s half and with good passing skills from the NAG backs, Kat Smith with a well timed pass put Winger Tanya Pinkham through the Canterbury backs line, she then side stepped the Full Back to score under the posts.

Following some bizarre decisions by the ref against NAG who had been dominant up until this point and some tired legs, Canterbury managed to score their second try under the posts.

Some superb tackles by Back Row Louise Opitz, and Three Quarters Sue Heselden and Jayne Shopland meant NAG kept going right until the end of the match however Canterbury’s larger pack started to cause some damage in open play.

Further decisions against NAG and one final try from Canterbury in the last few minutes of the game and the score was 21 – 10 to Canterbury.

Special mentions to the front row, No. 8 Nicci Harris propping for the second week running and Hooker Louise Harris along with Prop Claire Dalladay taking several balls against the head.

Well done to players of the match Louise Harris and Kat Smith and to everyone else for a hard fought match.

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