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Wasps FC Ladies
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
K Templeman, K Hallett (2), K Alder
Tries
L Goulden (3)
Conversions
Sat 24 Nov 14:00 - Tyrrells Premier 15s - Premier League Full time

Wasps inspired first-half seals 26-10 victory against Gloucester-Hartpury

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Wasps produced some outstanding rugby in the first half at Twyford Avenue to put themselves out of reach of Gloucester-Hartpury

Wasps produced some outstanding rugby in the first half at Twyford Avenue to put themselves out of reach of Gloucester-Hartpury. Despite a ferocious fightback from the visitors, Wasps resolute defence held firm to seal a 26-10 victory against another play-off contender.

Wasps looked dangerous in the opening encounters, with outstanding handling despite bitterly cold conditions. The first score came from a brilliant first phase move, as a great wrap around and dummy from Lizzie Goulden created a gap for Kendall Templeman to dart through under the posts.

After a tight middle period of the first half, Wasps worked themselves into a strong position. With a lineout 10m from the Gloucester line, a strong driving maul drove the visitors back with Kate Hallett (Sponsored by Inspire Hot Yoga) finishing the score.

Wasps looked to build on their lead with two more scores before the half. The Wasps scrum proving a huge weapon for the hosts as they won the ball against the head for the second time in quick succession. The turnover ball was spread wide quickly, and excellent hands down the touchline ended up putting Kate Hallett (Sponsored by Inspire Hot Yoga) over for her second score.

The final score of the half started with a well-placed crossfield kick from Katie Mason, which was collected at speed by Kendall Templeman. Outstanding offloading in midfield found captain Kate Alder (Sponsored by PSB Industries) who won the footrace to score. The hosts leading 26-0 at the break.

Wasps started the second half brightly but failed to turn their possession into points. Gloucester however initiated a powerful fightback on the 50-minute mark. After a long spell inside the Wasps 22m, a strong scrum from the visitors saw Sian Williams dot the ball down at the base.
Gloucester scored again shortly afterwards as they pounced on a loose ball, before going wide for Sophie Tandy to race into the corner.

Despite constant pressure from the visitors for the remainder of the game, Wasps resolute defence continued to repel Gloucester. Excellent work at the breakdown stopped the visitors gaining ground and huge tackling on the touchline continued to keep Gloucester at bay.

It could prove a vital victory for Wasps at home to another side in play-off contention. They proved a real threat with ball in hand in the first half, with the backline connecting well to play some champagne rugby, and the forwards not only showing their dominance at the set piece, but also in the loose. However, with huge pressure applied in the second half, Wasps will be pleased to have put in a huge defensive shift to keep the visitors to two tries.

Wasps now face a huge challenge as they travel to top of the table and unbeaten Loughborough Lightning as they seek to topple the leaders and put right some of the errors from their first game of the season at Ealing Trailfinders.

Key moments

9:00
Try Kendall Templeman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
10:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
27:00
Try Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies
28:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
34:00
Try Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00
Try Kate Alder scores for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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75:00 Sub Off
Tova Derk is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
75:00 Sub On
Makeda Lewis is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
63:00 Sub Off
Kate Hallett is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
63:00 Sub On
Mica Evans is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
61:00 Sub Off
Kendall Templeman is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
61:00 Sub On
Garnet Mackinder is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub Off
Megan Horwood is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub On
Emily Maisey is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub Off
Lizzie Goulden is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub On
Florence williams is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
53:00 Sub On
Daniker Willmore is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
53:00 Sub Off
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
51:00 Sub Off
Nicola Smith is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
51:00 Sub On
Kasey Allen is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
39:00 Try 24 - 0
Kate Alder scores for Wasps FC Ladies
39:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
35:00 Missed Conversion
Lizzie Goulden misses a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
34:00 Try 19 - 0
Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies
28:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
27:00 Try 12 - 0
Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies
10:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00 Try 5 - 0
Kendall Templeman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
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As it happened

  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
  • 0
  • Kendall Templeman Try 9:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 10:00'
  • Kate Hallett Try 27:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 28:00'
  • Kate Hallett Try 34:00'
  • Kate Alder Try 39:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 39:00'
  • Nicola Smith Sub Off 51:00'
  • Kasey Allen Sub On 51:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub Off 53:00'
  • Daniker Willmore Sub On 53:00'
  • Megan Horwood Sub Off 58:00'
  • Emily Maisey Sub On 58:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Sub Off 58:00'
  • Florence williams Sub On 58:00'
  • Kendall Templeman Sub Off 61:00'
  • Garnet Mackinder Sub On 61:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub Off 63:00'
  • Mica Evans Sub On 63:00'
  • Tova Derk Sub Off 75:00'
  • Makeda Lewis Sub On 75:00'

Team selection

Mason, Katie Mason, Katie
Templeman, Kendall Templeman, Kendall
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Dodd, Louise Dodd, Louise
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Goulden, Lizzie Goulden, Lizzie
Graham, Sammy Graham, Sammy
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Horwood, Megan Horwood, Megan
Mitchelson, Sarah Mitchelson, Sarah
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Hallett, Kate Hallett, Kate
West, Hannah West, Hannah
Adefemiwa-afilaka, Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka, Kanyinsola

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Wasps FC Ladies 18 51
2. Saracens Women 7 32
3. Loughborough Lightning 7 31
4. Harlequins Ladies 8 29
5. Darlington Mowden Park Sharks 18 17
6. Bristol Bears Women 6 13
7. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 7 12

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