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Ladies 2nd XV - Match centre

Wasps FC Ladies II
Harlequins Ladies II
M Lewis, G Mackinder, G Rowland, F williams (2), A Atkinson, K Templeman
Tries
F williams (2)
Conversions
Penalty Try
Sat 26 Jan 13:30 - Tyrrells Premier 15s - Development League Full time

Wasps seal dominant win over rivals to move back to the top of the table

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Wasps produced some scintillating rugby against rivals Harlequins to propel themselves back to the top of the development league

Wasps produced some scintillating rugby against rivals Harlequins to propel themselves back to the top of the development league. The hosts demonstrated their danger with ball in hand, as well as dominance up front helping them to seven tries. The 43-10 win is a real statement of intent as the development league enters the latter stages.

Wasps got the opening score after an outstanding offload in a tackle from Kendall Templeman creating space for Makeda Lewis on the wing, who crossed for her 15th try of the season. Harlequins hit back after a period of pressure inside the home side’s 22m, Bethany Wilcock levelling the score.

After a nervy first half an hour, Wasps regained the lead through a penalty try for a high tackle on Makeda Lewis. Harlequins full-back Natasha Bradshaw received a red card for the challenge, leaving the field after apologising to the Wasps player.

Wasps picked up a third try on the stroke of half time as Gemma Rowland put in a deft chip behind the defensive line which Garnet Mackinder collected and raced down the touchline to score. A conversion from out wide gave Wasps a 19-5 lead at the break.

Despite an initial try-saving tackle from Kendall Templeman, Harlequins got the first score of the second half through Chloe Edwards to narrow the gap. However, Wasps sealed the win in style with four tries in the final 20 minutes.

The first came from an excellent kick from Florence williams after spotting space in behind, Gemma Rowland collected and scored on her first start since returning from injury. Florence williams continued to pull the strings as she gave a fantastic dummy pass before sliding through a gap in the defence and dotting down.

Wasps continued to apply pressure with the boot to make their advantage count. Rose Dixon fielded a cross field kick before offloading to Amy Atkinson who won the race and picked up her ninth try of the season. The final score came from a bullet pass after pressure on the Harlequins line, sending Kendall Templeman through to dot down under the posts.

The home side showed real tenacity to take full advantage of the red card in the first half, using the kicking game with both Florence williams and Gemma Rowland to capitalise on the space in the backfield. Wasps will be pleased that their intensity and precision continued as replacements were made, with the whole squad contributing to the outstanding performance.

Back at the top of the development league, Wasps will now host second place Saracens at Twyford Avenue next weekend. With a three-point lead over Saracens in the table, a win could give Wasps breathing room as we enter the latter stages of the season.

Key moments

5:00
Try Makeda Lewis scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
39:00
Try Garnet Mackinder scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
39:00
Conversion Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
60:00
Try Gemma Rowland scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
70:00
Try Florence williams scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
71:00
Conversion Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
73:00
Try Amy Atkinson scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
76:00
Try Kendall Templeman scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
77:00
Try Florence williams scores for Wasps FC Ladies II

Highlights

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79:00 Yellow Card
Emily Maisey is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies II
77:00 Missed Conversion
Florence williams misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
77:00 Try 44 - 0
Florence williams scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
76:00 Try 39 - 0
Kendall Templeman scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
76:00 Missed Conversion
Florence williams misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
73:00 Try 34 - 0
Amy Atkinson scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
73:00 Missed Conversion
Florence williams misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
71:00 Conversion 29 - 0
Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
70:00 Sub Off
Katie Mason is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
70:00 Try 27 - 0
Florence williams scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
70:00 Sub On
Rose Dixon is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
66:00 Sub On
Christiana Balogun is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
66:00 Sub Off
Kasey Allen is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
66:00 Sub On
Johanna Dombrowski is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
66:00 Sub Off
Garnet Mackinder is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
61:00 Missed Conversion
Florence williams misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
60:00 Sub Off
Izzy Fisher is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
60:00 Sub On
Tiana Gordon is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
60:00 Try 22 - 0
Gemma Rowland scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
53:00 Sub Off
Mica Evans is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
53:00 Sub On
Caroline Flohil is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
39:00 Try 15 - 0
Garnet Mackinder scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
33:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Wasps FC Ladies II
28:00 Sub Off
Kate Hallett is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies II
28:00 Sub On
Helena Ironton is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies II
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Makeda Lewis scores for Wasps FC Ladies II
5:00 Missed Conversion
Florence williams misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies II
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As it happened

  • Wasps FC Ladies II
  • Harlequins Ladies II
  • 0
  • Makeda Lewis Try 5:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub Off 28:00'
  • Helena Ironton Sub On 28:00'
  • Penalty Try 33:00'
  • Garnet Mackinder Try 39:00'
  • Florence williams Conversion 39:00'
  • Caroline Flohil Sub On 53:00'
  • Mica Evans Sub Off 53:00'
  • Tiana Gordon Sub On 60:00'
  • Gemma Rowland Try 60:00'
  • Izzy Fisher Sub Off 60:00'
  • Johanna Dombrowski Sub On 66:00'
  • Garnet Mackinder Sub Off 66:00'
  • Christiana Balogun Sub On 66:00'
  • Kasey Allen Sub Off 66:00'
  • Katie Mason Sub Off 70:00'
  • Rose Dixon Sub On 70:00'
  • Florence williams Try 70:00'
  • Florence williams Conversion 71:00'
  • Amy Atkinson Try 73:00'
  • Kendall Templeman Try 76:00'
  • Florence williams Try 77:00'
  • Emily Maisey Yellow Card 79:00'

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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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