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Ladies 2nd XV - Match centre

Richmond FC II
Wasps FC Ladies II
Tries
S Graham (2), M Lewis (2), K Hallett, H Ironton
Conversions
M Dorrian
Sat 12 Jan 14:00 - Tyrrells Premier 15s - Development League Full time

Wasps back top of development league with win over Richmond

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Wasps moved back to the top of the development league with a 32-17 victory over rivals Richmond

Wasps moved back to the top of the development league with a 32-17 victory over rivals Richmond. The visitors ran in six tries in a hugely physical encounter, where they were unable to pull away from Richmond for the majority of the game.

The game started brightly for Wasps with three scores within the first 15 minutes. The first coming from Sammy Graham (Sponsored by European Astrotech) just a minute into the fixture, followed by a mazy run from Makeda Lewis who beat several defenders to give the visitors a 10-0 lead.

Kate Hallett (Sponsored by Inspire Hot Yoga) scored the third, carrying three defenders with her over the line.

However, three first-half yellow cards for Wasps proved costly and allowed the hosts to close the gap with two tries before the break to narrow the score to 15-10.

The second half was a nervy affair with neither side able to establish control. Sammy Graham (Sponsored by European Astrotech) darted over for her second of the game after Wasps turned the ball over deep in Richmond territory.

The pick of the scores came with less than 10 minutes to go in the fixture as Makeda Lewis made a break from inside her own half. Excellent handling from the visitors, including an offload from the floor by Lucy Smith, eventually sent Helena Ironton through to finish the 80m break.

Richmond refused to lie down and moved back to within 8 points shortly afterwards, but Makeda Lewis sealed the win with a score at the death. With her 12th try of the season, her powerful leg drive saw her break a number of tired tacklers to race in and seal a 32-17 victory.

The hard-fought win means Wasps regain top spot in the development league. They will host Darlington Mowden Park Sharks next week before a massive clash with Harlequins at Twyford Avenue.

Key moments

1:00
Try Sammy Graham scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
5:00
Try Makeda Lewis scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
12:00
Try Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
54:00
Try Sammy Graham scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
62:00
Try Helena Ironton scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
80:00
Try Makeda Lewis scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
80:00
Conversion Michaela Dorrian kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II

Highlights

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80:00 Try 0 - 32
Makeda Lewis scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
80:00 Conversion 0 - 27
Michaela Dorrian kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
75:00 Sub Off
Christiana Balogun is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
75:00 Sub On
Johanna Dombrowski is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
62:00 Missed Conversion
Michaela Dorrian misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
62:00 Try 0 - 25
Helena Ironton scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
62:00 Sub Off
Kate Hallett is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
62:00 Sub On
Caroline Flohil is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
55:00 Sub Off
Johanna Dombrowski is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
55:00 Sub Off
Rose Dixon is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
55:00 Sub On
Rona Mitchell is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
55:00 Sub On
Michaela Dorrian is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
54:00 Try 0 - 20
Sammy Graham scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
54:00 Missed Conversion
Sammy Graham misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
52:00 Sub On
Helena Ironton is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
52:00 Sub Off
Danielle Harrisson is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
44:00 Sub On
Mica Evans is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
44:00 Sub Off
Daniker Willmore is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
40:00 Sub On
Lucy Smith is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
40:00 Sub Off
Suzie Flowers is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
End of period 1
33:00 Sub Off
Alex Powell is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
33:00 Sub On
Esteira Hiwaizi is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
31:00 Yellow Card
Makeda Lewis is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies II
18:00 Yellow Card
Johanna Dombrowski is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies II
13:00 Missed Conversion
Sammy Graham misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
12:00 Try 0 - 15
Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
8:00 Yellow Card
Christiana Balogun is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies II
6:00 Missed Conversion
Sammy Graham misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
5:00 Try 0 - 10
Makeda Lewis scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
2:00 Missed Conversion
Sammy Graham misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
1:00 Try 0 - 5
Sammy Graham scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
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As it happened

  • Richmond FC II
  • Wasps FC Ladies II
  • 0
  • Sammy Graham Try 1:00'
  • Makeda Lewis Try 5:00'
  • Christiana Balogun Yellow Card 8:00'
  • Kate Hallett Try 12:00'
  • Johanna Dombrowski Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Makeda Lewis Yellow Card 31:00'
  • Alex Powell Sub Off 33:00'
  • Esteira Hiwaizi Sub On 33:00'
  • Suzie Flowers Sub Off 40:00'
  • Lucy Smith Sub On 40:00'
  • Daniker Willmore Sub Off 44:00'
  • Mica Evans Sub On 44:00'
  • Helena Ironton Sub On 52:00'
  • Danielle Harrisson Sub Off 52:00'
  • Sammy Graham Try 54:00'
  • Rose Dixon Sub Off 55:00'
  • Johanna Dombrowski Sub Off 55:00'
  • Michaela Dorrian Sub On 55:00'
  • Rona Mitchell Sub On 55:00'
  • Helena Ironton Try 62:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub Off 62:00'
  • Caroline Flohil Sub On 62:00'
  • Johanna Dombrowski Sub On 75:00'
  • Christiana Balogun Sub Off 75:00'
  • Michaela Dorrian Conversion 80:00'
  • Makeda Lewis Try 80:00'

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League round up

Other Development League results

Saracens Women II
Harlequins Ladies II
Firwood Waterloo Ladies II
Bristol Bears Women II
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Loughborough Lightning II
Worcester Valkyries II
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC II

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Wasps FC Ladies II 16 56
2. Saracens Women II 4 12
3. Darlington Mowden Park Sharks II 16 12
4. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC II 3 8
5. Bristol Bears Women II 3 8
6. Loughborough Lightning II 4 8
7. Harlequins Ladies II 3 8

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