U18 Girls - Hove & Worthing Cluster Team were away at Tunbrige Wells this weekend on a glorious autumn day. The sun was out with very little wind and it was fantastic to see so many girls representing 4 different clubs all in one place to play rugby. The format ended up being a round robin style with each half being 15 minutes and our first game was against the hosts Tunbridge Well.
Tunbridge struck first a couple of minutes after kick off with Hove/Worthing equalizing soon after after some excellent play between forwards and backs. Hove/Worthing dominated much of the first half with more excellent play and a very dominant scrum but unfortunately the hosts scored two breakaway tries and were leading at half-time 15-5.
The second half continued with Hove/Worthing having most of the possession and only some last ditch tackling preventing us getting more points on the scoreboard. The game ended somehow with no further score the hosts took the victory.
Our second game was against a combined Sutton & Epsom/Sevenoaks team. Sutton scored three tries in quick succession in the first half which stirred Hove/Worthing into action. Everything was thrown at the opposition, including the kitchen sink, but they managed to hold on without conceding any points and led at half time 15 -0. Hove/Worthing started the second half strongly and had all the possession, keeping Sutton pegged in their own half for long periods of the game. The scrummaging was again excellent, as was loads of our general play. The commitment from all the girls was outstanding and the defensive effort from the opposition equally so. With no further scores the game ended in 15 - 0 in favour of Sutton & Epsom/Sevenoaks.
All in all some outstanding rugby played by all the teams present and a real testament of how far the Girls game has progressed. Well done all
Updated 18:47 - 15 Oct 2017 by Carrianne Dale