On a very warm June day, Ross Ladies played host to a touring side from Hampshire, the Fareham Heathen ‘hags’ and demonstrated their terrific talent and indominitable will by winning every game.
The Ross-on-Wye Ladies split into two sides and so too did the Fareham Ladies to allow for plenty of game time.
The first game resulted in a win for the Ross B squad, comprising of; Claire Clarkson (captain), Aidie Batt, Vic Mince, Beth Morgan, Alex Harrington, Nicole Flitton, Michelle Kendal-Jefferies and Claire Godwin. They played the first game against Fareham A and a great performance by the girls saw Aidie run in four tries and they only conceded one to finish with a nice win.
Ross A squad comprising of; Nicola Richardson-Wall (captain) Helen Taylor-Davies, Sarah Bevan, Mel Germaney, Kim Parker and Laura Kendal-Seal played Fareham B. The girls put on a fabulous display of fast running rugby, running some great lines and pulling off some great moves to score nine unanswered tries. Nicola scored two, Helen one, Sarah three and Laura three.
Ross B then played Fareham B and once again the girls performed brilliantly, scoring four unanswered tries. Aidie scored three and captain Claire Clarkson scored her very first competitive touch try, which was a fantastic achievement.
Ross A then played Ross B. As the B side had only just played they hadn’t quite had the recovery time like Ross A, however the game was played at a fantastic pace and great spirit with the ‘A’ side running out 6-0 winners with Nicola scoring one, Helen two, Sarah one and Laura two.
The final game saw Ross A versus Fareham A. In a fantastic performance by the girls Ross scored nine tries with every member of the team scoring at least one try, with Nicola scoring three and Kim two.
Following the presentations and photographs it was then time to dress up as Cowboys and Indians and party the night away.
The Club was very fortunate to have the referee services of father and son team, Phil and Todd. They are also grateful to Ian Philips for marking the pitches out and a special thanks to the Ross Rugby Ladies who proved excellent hosts and a real credit to Ross Rugby club.