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Southport Ladies - Match centre

Southport Rugby Football Club
Burnley
L Dunkley, M Montgomery (2), S Williams (6), L Palmer
Full time
K Hussey (4)
Sun 9 Oct 14:00 - Cup

LADIES HAVE BEES IN THEIR BONNET

Gemma Hurst reports as Southport sizzle in first round cup clash.

Southport ladies graced the first team pitch on Sunday 9th October in their first cup game of the season tied with an unknown Burnley side. With a great turnout to support, the ladies were eager to show both Burnley and the crowd they were in for a good game.

With Southport kicking off the game, the ladies didn’t hold back in securing a try within the first few minutes. Burnley’s return kick saw full back Monty take the ball back into contact. Using full width of the pitch, the ball was played through hands from one wing to the other when fly half Katie Hussey put her kicking skills into practice with a cross pitch kick, releasing newly singed winger Stav to make a great run and catch of the ball on a perfectly timed bounce for the opening try in the far corner. Conversion narrowly missed.

From Burnley’s kick off, both sides made simultaneous errors seeing offside and not releasing penalties given both ways. Southport still managed to make yards up the pitch with a great driving maul by the forwards and excellent running by Natalie Burns. The second try of the game came soon after when a strong run by Steph wright was stopped short of the line on the left wing. Quick decisive play from hooker Lisa Dunkley retrieved the ball and powered over the line to score. Conversion scored.

Southport RFC Ladies v Burnley 09.10.16
167 photos

Burnley weren’t going to give in so easily and their centres made good headway up the middle of the pitch with quick pops through the backs hands. A lull in concentration saw Burnley make the most of a central gap but scrum half Faye Dagnall was in waiting to make the saving tackle. Although Burnley continued to fight, they were unable to dodge the fast flying tackles of flanker Alice “Casper” Kirkham who won the ball back. Casper was later denied a try when the ball was knocked on prior to her placing the ball. Strong scrumming throughout the game made easy work for the backs as ball was played through hands allowing Stav to score her second try of the game in the far right corner. Conversion missed.

Southport forwards dominated every kick off with powerful runs from Nat Burns and Casper making yards up the pitch. Again, a good use of the full width saw Southport drag Burnley from one side to the other in attack forcing them to create gaps. Full back Monty made excellent use of this and ran a great line from her position to sneak through for the 4th try of the match. Conversion scored.
With half time nearing Southport were eager to get as many points in the first half as possible. A great jackal from Lou Gray on the right wing allowed Southport to maintain control and release the ball out through the backs once more. This time allowing Lou Palmer to make a great run down the left wing and score a diving try, her first for Southport, before the half time whistle. Conversion missed.

HT 29-0

The second half saw waterloo road brighten up and Southport continue their dominant performance. Straight from the off, the forwards worked their way up the pitch using their well perfected pod punches. Not to let the backs feel left out, Hussey demanded the ball putting Stav in perfect position to use her quick pace and agile feet to dance through the Burnley defence from the half way line, all the way up the pitch to score her 4th and Southport’s 6th try of the game. Conversion missed.

Stavs 5th and 6th try of the game came from a continued great team performance. A maul held and won by Casper, great runs by both Steph wright and Nat burns, aided Southport’s play up the pitch. With a few yards to go, a quick eye for space on the wing saw full back Monty kick cross pitch for Stav to calmly collect on the bounce for a try in the right corner. Conversion scored. Similarly, her 6th try was also placed in the corner after hard fought drives from skipper Lisa Dunkley and fellow forwards allowing Stav the space to score again. Conversion missed.

With the last few minutes of the game nearing, Southport ladies were taking everything they could from this game. Another well held maul saw a Southport scrum on the 5m line. A classic move dictated by Hussey and the backs took the ball blind allowing full back Monty to power over the line for the 9th try of the game. Conversion missed.

In the last kick of the game, there was only one person to end the match. A great catch and drive from the forwards pulled the Burnley defence in, allowing the quickly released ball to be sent straight to the back of the match Stav for the last try of the game. Conversion scored. Full Time 58-0

Forward of the match awarded to Casper.

A brilliant team performance from the Southport ladies and looking forwards to the next cup clash.

Key moments

5:00
Try Lisa Dunkley scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
6:00
Try Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
7:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
10:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
11:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
20:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
30:00
Try Louise Palmer scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
45:00
Try Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
46:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
50:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
51:00
Conversion Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
55:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
60:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
65:00
Try Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club

Videos and photos

Southport RFC Ladies v Burnley 09.10.16
167 photos

Highlights

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70:00 Player of the Match
Alice Kirkman is awarded player of the match for Southport Rugby Football Club
70:00 Player of the Match
Stav Williams is awarded player of the match for Southport Rugby Football Club
65:00 Try 58 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
60:00 Try 53 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
55:00 Try 48 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
51:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
50:00 Try 41 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
46:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
45:00 Try 34 - 0
Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Emma Barisio is substituted on for Southport Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Emma Fay is substituted on for Southport Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Charlotte Johnson is substituted on for Southport Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Debra Morris is substituted on for Southport Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Kate Murray is substituted on for Southport Rugby Football Club
End of period 1
30:00 Try 29 - 0
Louise Palmer scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
20:00 Try 24 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
11:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
10:00 Try 17 - 0
Stav Williams scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
7:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Katie Hussey kicks a conversion for Southport Rugby Football Club
6:00 Try 10 - 0
Meghan Montgomery scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Lisa Dunkley scores for Southport Rugby Football Club
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As it happened

  • Southport Rugby Football Club
  • Burnley
  • 0
  • Lisa Dunkley Try 5:00'
  • Meghan Montgomery Try 6:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 7:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 10:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 11:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 20:00'
  • Louise Palmer Try 30:00'
  • Emma Fay Sub On 40:00'
  • Emma Barisio Sub On 40:00'
  • Charlotte Johnson Sub On 40:00'
  • Debra Morris Sub On 40:00'
  • Kate Murray Sub On 40:00'
  • Meghan Montgomery Try 45:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 46:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 50:00'
  • Katie Hussey Conversion 51:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 55:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 60:00'
  • Stav Williams Try 65:00'
  • Alice Kirkman Player of the Match 70:00'
  • Stav Williams Player of the Match 70:00'

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