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Your News Camp Hill Chargers Ladies 27 - Leodiensians Ladies 15

Camps second league game of the season came in the shape of Leeds outfit Leodiensians.

Two hard fought games against Leos last season told us we would be up against it in what turn out to be a nice sunny day.

Camps learnt early on that when our pack applied the pressure we were the better of the two, with many scrums being completely dominated and either hooked against the head or nicked at the side by flanker Lucy Pollard, Antoinette Morgan created havoc for the Leos defence with her devastating runs from the back of the scrum leaving the backs with more space to run at than they have had all season.

Camps started well with some continued pressure at the scrum and on Leos line-outs, and with the refereeís very quick calling for holding on Camps gained penalty after penalty and worked our way up the pitch, solid carriers from League debutant Kelly Douglas, Pollard and Sheena Larkin lay the foundations for a quick hands move through Rebecca Morgan, in at 10 for the injured Kath Adie, onto Captain Becci Lewis for Jo Hart to cut through the Leos defence and side-step and hand off the final defender for her first score of the season and Camps first of the game. 5-0.

Camps didnít step off the gas and continued the pressure well into the first half, pressure on a Leos scrum saw a hook against the head and Morgan off on a defensively draining run which sucked the Leos 10 into defence, quick rucking by Leanne Ashworth in the second row and Pollard and Larkin saw a backs move utilising Hartís speed and agility, a gutsy tackle from the Leos full-back and they thought the score was saved only for a fantastic off-load to Kath Hamilton for her Maiden League try in the maroon and light blue. 10-0

With the bit between our teeth Camp Hill piled the pressure on, now close to the Leos lines, pick and drive after pick and drive from the forwards was the call from scrum-half Elaine Limond, in particular the front row of Sian Williams, Rebecca Lewis and Laura Murphy proved incredibly difficult to handle.

Pollard picked for the line only to be cut short and an entry from the side by a Leos forward earned Camp Hill the penalty try they deserved. 17-0.

With only a few minutes of the half remaining Leos gained some momentum and pinned Camp Hill back on our own line, penalties given away being the undoing and a quick tap by the Leos scrum half saw the Leos winger round the drifting defence to dot down their first try of the game. 17-5.

Half time discussions were all about cleaning up the ruck area and much of the same elsewhere.

We didnít disappoint, the first 15 minutes were all about domination up front, and the forwards really did do that, some clean rucking at the breakdown led to space opening up for the backs and quick ball through Morganís hands found Hart with an inkling of space and thatís all she needs, a few hand offs later and she is being chased to the line by the Leos full-back and winger. A very well taken try by the 19 year old centre. 22-5

Camps didnít let off there, good continuity kept the ball in Camps hands and the pressure told when slow ruck ball created a scrumming opportunity on the Leos 5.

The front 5 added the pressure for a dynamic pick from number 8 Antoinette Morgan who powered through 3 defenders to score her first try of the season and it was a corker. 27-5.

Leos seemed to find their kicking game for the last ten minutes and piled the pressure on Sarah Whittaker at full-back and wingers Naomi Hubber and Ana Concalves, but they all stood up to the test with well taken high balls and counter-attacks causing the Leos defence a lot of problems.

Camps did let the pressure off for a spell of about 5 minutes when Leos were allowed back into the game with 2 quickly taken tries round the outside of the sliding defence. 27-15.

This was all they were allowed in though with Camps putting a show on for the last couple of minutes, the 6th try was beckoning on the right wing, Sian Williams would have been in for her first of the season if not for a very funny but unfortunate slip.

A much better performance and our first win of the season, some hard work is in order before we head up to Waterloo next weekend.

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