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Southport Ladies
Workington Ladies
L McCluskey, F Dagnall, S Wright (4), E Bickerstaffe (2), G Hurst (3), K Hussey, R Drescher, M Montgomery (3), S Williams, L Dunkley
Full time
K Hussey (6)
Sun 12 Feb 14:15 - RFUW National Challenge - Women's National Challenge (NC) North 2 West

TALE OF THE CENTURY

Ladies work hard to put over a ton past Workington. Report by Emma 'Boomer' Fay.

Southport 102 – 7 Workington

On a very cold Sunday afternoon Southport Ladies took on Workington in only their second game since Christmas. Captain Lauren McCluskey showed the ladies meant business, taking a quick penalty five meters out and putting the first try on the board in less than two minutes. From the Workington restart Emma Barisio completed a surging run of over half the pitch and off-loaded perfectly in the tackle to release the supporting Faye Dagnall to score their second try with less than four minutes played. Again from the Workington restart, Steph Wright scored her first try of four for the afternoon.

Workington fought back and put Southport on the back foot briefly, a Workington maul in the 22 being brought down by Southport led to a penalty being given, after some well worked manoeuvres Workington managed to break through the strong Southport defence and score their one and only try of the afternoon, which was followed by a superb conversion out wide. Also, Southport unfortunately lost their ever-faithful scrum half Dagnall through injury, leading to Wright taking up the unfamiliar position, which she settled into as a natural.

Southport RFC Ladies v Workington 12.02.17
140 photos

Southport continued to break through the Workington defence and this resulted in two tries in quick succession for centre Emily Bickerstaffe

Gemma Hurst then scored her first try of a hat-trick on the day under the posts, after a series of well executed forwards phases by Port which showed exactly how clinical they can be. The remainder of the first half continued the same way with tries coming from Katie Hussey, Rebecca Drescher, plus two more for Wright. The half ended with Bickerstaffe releasing a perfectly timed pass to the oncoming full-back Meghan Montgomery to score the first of her hat-trick.

Southport 67 Workington 7 on the halftime whistle.

The second half started quietly with the breakthrough for Southport coming after eight minutes, with a superbly executed steal in a ruck by louise gray and the ball being released out wide for speedy Stav Williams for her to get her name on the score sheet. Five minutes later, flanker Zoe Corfield made a surging drive, fending off numerous defenders to perfectly offload the ball so it could be switched across the field allowing Hurst to place her second. The next 15 minutes saw Port continue to dominate play, powering through, turning the ball over, but with no end result and Workington worked hard to defend their try line. However, it did not last too long, Lisa Dunkley got hold of the ball and fought her way through strongly with an assisting push from Clare Stewart – Dunkley got the ball down over the line. They were not done there- a combination of a forceful run by Gray for her to pop the ball off into Montgomery’s hands, after an exquisite line saw her through to score again. Montgomery scored another less than two minutes later when she picked up the ball from the Workington restart and ran over half the length of the pitch through the defence, completing her hat trick.

Despite there only being five minutes left Southport showed no signs of slowing down, with the whole team working together, continuing to drive forward and using the ball well, released Wright in space for her fourth. Hurst had the last say in proceedings to complete her hat-trick, after receiving the ball from another superb Corfield pick up.

Overall an awesome display of rugby and teamwork from the Southport Ladies saw them get another win as they push for promotion.

Players of the match – Forward-Gemma Hurst. Back- Steph Wright.

Gemma Hurst

Player of the Match

Gemma Hurst
Stephanie Wright

Player of the Match

Stephanie Wright

Key moments

2:00
Try Lauren McCluskey scores for Southport Ladies
3:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
4:00
Try Faye Dagnall scores for Southport Ladies
5:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
6:00
Try Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
13:00
Try Emily Bickerstaffe scores for Southport Ladies
16:00
Try Emily Bickerstaffe scores for Southport Ladies
17:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
20:00
Try Gemma Hurst scores for Southport Ladies
21:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
24:00
Try Katie Hussey scores for Southport Ladies
27:00
Try Rebecca Drescher scores for Southport Ladies
35:00
Try Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
36:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
37:00
Try Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
38:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
39:00
Try Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Ladies
43:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Ladies
48:00
Try Gemma Hurst scores for Southport Ladies
61:00
Try Lisa Dunkley scores for Southport Ladies
64:00
Try Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Ladies
66:00
Try Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Ladies
69:00
Try Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
71:00
Try Gemma Hurst scores for Southport Ladies

Videos and photos

Southport RFC Ladies v Workington 12.02.17
140 photos

Highlights

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72:00 Player of the Match
Gemma Hurst is awarded player of the match for Southport Ladies
72:00 Player of the Match
Stephanie Wright is awarded player of the match for Southport Ladies
71:00 Try 102 - 0
Gemma Hurst scores for Southport Ladies
69:00 Try 97 - 0
Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
66:00 Try 92 - 0
Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Ladies
64:00 Try 87 - 0
Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Ladies
61:00 Try 82 - 0
Lisa Dunkley scores for Southport Ladies
48:00 Try 77 - 0
Gemma Hurst scores for Southport Ladies
43:00 Try 72 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Louise Palmer is substituted on for Southport Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Anna Elliott is substituted on for Southport Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Paige Bell is substituted on for Southport Ladies
End of period 1
39:00 Try 67 - 0
Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Ladies
38:00 Conversion 62 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
37:00 Try 60 - 0
Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
36:00 Conversion 55 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
35:00 Try 53 - 0
Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
27:00 Try 48 - 0
Rebecca Drescher scores for Southport Ladies
24:00 Try 43 - 0
Katie Hussey scores for Southport Ladies
21:00 Conversion 38 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
20:00 Try 36 - 0
Gemma Hurst scores for Southport Ladies
20:00 Sub On
louise gray is substituted on for Southport Ladies
17:00 Conversion 31 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
16:00 Try 29 - 0
Emily Bickerstaffe scores for Southport Ladies
13:00 Try 24 - 0
Emily Bickerstaffe scores for Southport Ladies
11:00 Sub On
Alice Kirkman is substituted on for Southport Ladies
6:00 Try 19 - 0
Stephanie Wright scores for Southport Ladies
5:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
4:00 Try 12 - 0
Faye Dagnall scores for Southport Ladies
3:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Ladies
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Lauren McCluskey scores for Southport Ladies
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As it happened

  • Southport Ladies
  • Workington Ladies
  • 0
  • Lauren McCluskey Try 2:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 3:00'
  • Faye Dagnall Try 4:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 5:00'
  • Stephanie Wright Try 6:00'
  • Alice Kirkman Sub On 11:00'
  • Emily Bickerstaffe Try 13:00'
  • Emily Bickerstaffe Try 16:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 17:00'
  • Gemma Hurst Try 20:00'
  • louise gray Sub On 20:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 21:00'
  • Katie Hussey Try 24:00'
  • Rebecca Drescher Try 27:00'
  • Stephanie Wright Try 35:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 36:00'
  • Stephanie Wright Try 37:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 38:00'
  • Meghan Montgomery Try 39:00'
  • Anna Elliott Sub On 40:00'
  • Louise Palmer Sub On 40:00'
  • Paige Bell Sub On 40:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 43:00'
  • Gemma Hurst Try 48:00'
  • Lisa Dunkley Try 61:00'
  • Meghan Montgomery Try 64:00'
  • Meghan Montgomery Try 66:00'
  • Stephanie Wright Try 69:00'
  • Gemma Hurst Try 71:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Garstang Ladies 8 32
2. Southport Ladies 7 24
3. Didsbury Toc H Ladies 8 24
4. Leigh Ladies 2 8
5. Eccles Ladies II 5 8
6. Workington Ladies 8 8
7. Vale of Lune Ladies 7 8

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