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Worcester Valkyries
Wasps FC Ladies
Unknown
Tries
L Dodd, C MacDonald (2), K Hallett, N Smith, D Waterman, A Cokayne
Conversions
L Goulden (3), F williams (2)
Penalties
L Goulden
Sat 15 Dec 14:00 - Tyrrells Premier 15s - Premier League Full time

Wasps put seven past Worcester to keep ahead in playoff fight

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Wasps kept the pressure on the top three league sides with a seven try victory at Sixways

Wasps kept the pressure on the top three league sides with a seven try victory at Sixways. The visitor’s high tempo and clinical nature proved too much for the hosts. A brace for Claudia MacDonald and a score for Amy Cokayne on her return to the side sealed an important victory.

After an early penalty to Wasps, Worcester picked up the first try of the game from a charged down kick. Vicky Foxwell crossing for the hosts after the ball was spread wide.

There was an instant reaction from the visitors as Tova Derk broke down the wing to set up great field position. Louise Dodd then ran onto the ball at pace and crashed over the line to retake the lead.

Wasps defence held firm after a period of Worcester pressure before working their way back into opposition territory. A dominant scrum looked to be going toward the line before the ball spilt out the back. However, Claudia MacDonald was on hand to pounce on the loose ball, and with the help of Rocky Clark driving her forward, was able to burrow over.

The visitors scored their third and forth try in quick succession before the half. The first from Kate Hallet (Sponsored by Inspire Hot Yoga) after a quick tap penalty kept the tempo high, Kate then carried well from close range to score. The forth came from a break through the midfield by Nora Baltruweit before a fantastic over the top offload to Claudia MacDonald who raced in for her second of the day.

The visitors lead 29-5 at the break after demonstrating a clinical nature with ball in hand to make the most of their opportunities.
Despite being reduced to 14 after 50 minutes, after Claudia MacDonald was sent to the bin after multiple team penalties, Wasps ferocious line speed refused to allow the hosts to gain ground.

Wasps finally broke the second half deadlock on the hour mark after a period of sustained pressure as Nic Smith crossed for Wasps fifth try.
The visitors still had time for two more scores, the first from a pinpoint pass from Louise Dodd to find Nolli Waterman who crossed for her first score of the season. The final score coming two minutes from time as Amy Cokayne bounced off tacklers to fight her way in for a score on her return to the side.

With a strong 5-48 victory, Wasps will be delighted to have demonstrated their ability to convert opportunities with seven tries. The important result keeps them in striking distance on the top three sides and gives some breathing room to the chasing pack.

Their attention will now turn to their final fixture at home to Saracens before the Christmas break. Last year’s champions sit top of the league again having only lost one fixture this season, however Wasps will be aware that one of Saracens only two losses last year came at Twyford Avenue.

Key moments

4:00
Penalty Lizzie Goulden kicks a penalty for Wasps FC Ladies
6:00
Try Try for Worcester Valkyries
9:00
Try Louise Dodd scores for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
30:00
Try Claudia MacDonald scores for Wasps FC Ladies
30:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
33:00
Try Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies
33:00
Conversion Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
35:00
Try Claudia MacDonald scores for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00
Try Nicola Smith scores for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00
Conversion Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
62:00
Try Danielle Waterman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
62:00
Conversion Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
78:00
Try Amy Cokayne scores for Wasps FC Ladies

Highlights

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78:00 Try 5 - 48
Amy Cokayne scores for Wasps FC Ladies
62:00 Conversion 5 - 43
Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
62:00 Try 5 - 41
Danielle Waterman scores for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub Off
Nicola Smith is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
58:00 Sub On
Georgia Wood is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00 Sub Off
Claudia MacDonald is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
57:00 Sub On
Sammy Graham is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Try 5 - 34
Nicola Smith scores for Wasps FC Ladies
56:00 Conversion 5 - 36
Florence williams kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Sub Off
Rocky Clark is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Sub On
Florence williams is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Sub On
Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Sub On
Izzy Fisher is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Sub Off
Kasey Allen is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
54:00 Sub Off
Lizzie Goulden is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
47:00 Yellow Card
Claudia MacDonald is yellow carded for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub Off
Kate Hallett is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub Off
Garnet Mackinder is substituted off for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Katie Mason is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
40:00 Sub On
Amy Cokayne is substituted on for Wasps FC Ladies
End of period 1
35:00 Try 5 - 29
Claudia MacDonald scores for Wasps FC Ladies
33:00 Try 5 - 22
Kate Hallett scores for Wasps FC Ladies
33:00 Conversion 5 - 24
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
30:00 Conversion 5 - 12
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
30:00 Try 5 - 17
Claudia MacDonald scores for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00 Try 5 - 8
Louise Dodd scores for Wasps FC Ladies
9:00 Conversion 5 - 10
Lizzie Goulden kicks a conversion for Wasps FC Ladies
6:00 Try 5 - 3
Try for Worcester Valkyries
4:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Lizzie Goulden kicks a penalty for Wasps FC Ladies
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As it happened

  • Worcester Valkyries
  • Wasps FC Ladies
  • 0
  • Lizzie Goulden Penalty 4:00'
  • Try 6:00'
  • Louise Dodd Try 9:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 9:00'
  • Claudia MacDonald Try 30:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 30:00'
  • Kate Hallett Try 33:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Conversion 33:00'
  • Claudia MacDonald Try 35:00'
  • Amy Cokayne Sub On 40:00'
  • Katie Mason Sub On 40:00'
  • Garnet Mackinder Sub Off 40:00'
  • Kate Hallett Sub Off 40:00'
  • Claudia MacDonald Yellow Card 47:00'
  • Florence williams Sub On 54:00'
  • Kasey Allen Sub Off 54:00'
  • Izzy Fisher Sub On 54:00'
  • Lizzie Goulden Sub Off 54:00'
  • Rocky Clark Sub Off 54:00'
  • Kanyinsola Adefemiwa-afilaka Sub On 54:00'
  • Nicola Smith Try 56:00'
  • Florence williams Conversion 56:00'
  • Claudia MacDonald Sub Off 57:00'
  • Sammy Graham Sub On 57:00'
  • Georgia Wood Sub On 58:00'
  • Nicola Smith Sub Off 58:00'
  • Danielle Waterman Try 62:00'
  • Florence williams Conversion 62:00'
  • Amy Cokayne Try 78:00'

Team selection

Waterman, Danielle Waterman, Danielle
Mackinder, Garnet Mackinder, Garnet
Alder, Kate Alder, Kate
Dodd, Louise Dodd, Louise
Derk, Tova Derk, Tova
Goulden, Lizzie Goulden, Lizzie
MacDonald, Claudia MacDonald, Claudia
Smith, Nicola Smith, Nicola
Molloy, Claire Molloy, Claire
Sheffield, Alice Sheffield, Alice
Baltruweit, Nora Baltruweit, Nora
Allen, Kasey Allen, Kasey
Hallett, Kate Hallett, Kate
West, Hannah West, Hannah
Clark, Rocky Clark, Rocky

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# 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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