Welwyn girls tame the Aylesford Bulls

PUBLISHED: 10:09 30 March 2012

Welwyn U15 girls dig in against Aylesford Bulls

Welwyn U15 girls dig in against Aylesford Bulls

Archant

WELWYN U15 Girls rugby side played Aylesford Bulls in a friendly match on Sunday at Hobbs Way triumphing 62-19.

The game was arranged to give some match time to those girls on both sides not selected for the London and South East divisional squad, including Zoe Harrison and Ellena Perry from Welwyn and several more from Aylesford.

The visitors brought only six players so the Welwyn girls took it in turns to play for the opposition to enable a seven-a-side game.

The Welwyn girls’ greater experience showed from the kick-off, with a try by Saph Bennett in the first minute of the match.

Hannah Botterman, Kate Summerfield and Sara Blissett added two tries each. Other tries were scored by Beth Summerfield, Chloe James, and Leah Dillinger.

With Zoe away, the kicking duties were shared by Saph Bennett and Hannah Botterman – including playing for the opposition.

Saph secured five out of eight conversion attempts and Hannah three out of four.

After the match, Welwyn coach Gareth Bowser praised the Aylesford girls.

He said: “Given their youth and inexperience, the Aylesford girls did really well. They didn’t give up and have the makings of a good team.”

He added, “It was great to be able to give all our players match time and to see the way the Welwyn girls responded to taking on unfamiliar positions.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

14:42

Generous festival-goers in Hatfield look to have raised more than £10,000 for a Welwyn Garden City-based charity.

14:41

Police are investigating reports of youths jumping on and running over parked cars in Welwyn Garden City yesterday.

A Welwyn Garden City PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog who visits people in care has got his paws on a devotion award.

Hatfield will be holding a memorial event for the 100th anniversary of a World War One battle that claimed the lives of several local men.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter