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Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
Full time
C Large, R Lund, B Jones, R Lund, M Wallace
M Goddard, M Goddard
H Morton
M Goddard
Sat 16 Sep 16:00 - Tyrrell's Premier 15s - Premier Division

Gloucester-Hartpury come out on top in season opener

5 points for the visitors in Tyrrell's Premier 15s debut

The Sharks kick started their season in the new Tyrells Permier 15 league by welcoming Gloucester Hartpury to the Northern Echo Arena as part of the seasons first Darlington Mowden Park double header. With the fixture due to kick off at 16:00 Hartpury requested a delay in kick off due to a late arrival.

The game kicked off at 16:45 with the Sharks choosing to kick to Hartpury, a turnover led to Sharks having a large amount of possession in the first 10 minutes and forcing Hartpury to defend their 22. With Sharks high work rate and commitment in the tackle area applying pressure to Hartpury, they resorted to the boot of their fly half Ceri Large to get themselves out of their own half. In the slippy conditions both teams struggled to retain the ball, Hartpury managed to optimize on this and managed to work their way into Sharks 22. Displaying strong handling skills to work the ball from side to side Hartpury stretched the Sharks defense, ultimately creating space on the right wing for Ceri Large to cross the try line and secure the first points of the game. Megan Goddard converted the kick to secure the 7 points.

Sharks returned to running their hard lines and Hartpury buckled under the pressure with their hooker Eleanor Gilbert receiving a yellow card as a result of repeat offences. As Gilbert left the pitch Hannah Morton continued her good season from the tee kicking over the penalty and securing Sharks first points in the league.

Mowden Sharks v Gloucester-Hartpury
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Hartpury where awarded a penalty which they kicked for the 3 points and then secured a try via Lund, Goddard missed the conversion before half time making the half time score 3-15.

Head of Program Justin Loveridge and Lead Coach Mike Umaga made three changes at half time with Rianna Manson coming on in the back row for Charlotte Lewis, Roshini Turner coming on in the second row to replace Sarah Bush and Joanne Edwards replacing Jemima Merrin on the wing.

The second half started with Hartpurys fly half Ceri Large continuing to pull the strings and move her team into Sharks half, the handling from Hartpury allowed them to maximize on spaces being created and secure their third try of the game via their wing Bethan Jones, Goddard missed the conversion.

Sharks continued to get across the gain line with both Elle Boor at Hooker and Katherine Hobson standing out with their hard running lines and success at getting past Hartpurys defense. Hartpurys kicking tactic securing plenty of ball for Hobson, she continued to run the ball back always beating first up defenders and finding herself one on one with Hartpurys full back Mary-Ann Gittings who had a great game defensively. Sharks never managed to maximize on these opportunities, staying on 3 points whilst Harptury pulled away with a converted try from Rachel Lund, with Goddard securing the conversion.

Hartpury secured their final points of the game from a driving maul with Milly Wallis claiming the try, Goddard missed the converstion. With Hartpury continuing to apply pressure in Sharks 22 a driving maul resulted in a yellow card to Sharks captain Ruth Nash for collapsing.

Sharks defended well a player down for the 10 minutes managing to force Hartpury out of their half, Hartpury under pressure kicked to Hobson who ran it back and Sharks made camp in Hartpurys 22 for the last 8 minutes of the game. Rebecca Scholes who had replaced Georgina Roberts at fly half managed to distribute the ball wide and Sharks made a break finding some space on the right of the pitch but Hartpurys Mary-Ann Gittings put in a key tackle and stopped Sharks momentum.

The game finished with Gloucester Hartpury winning 32-3, Sharks continue to look forward, taking on Richmond away next Saturday.

Katherine Hobson

Player of the Match

Katherine Hobson

Key moments

15:00
Try Cerri Large scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
15:30
Conversion Megan Goddard kicks a conversion for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
25:00
Penalty Hannah Morton kicks a penalty for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
35:00
Penalty Megan Goddard kicks a penalty for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
39:00
Try Rachel Lund scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
45:00
Try Bethan Jones scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
58:00
Try Rachel Lund scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
58:30
Conversion Megan Goddard kicks a conversion for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
65:00
Try Milly Wallace scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC

Videos and photos

Mowden Sharks v Gloucester-Hartpury
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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Katherine Hobson is awarded player of the match for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
65:00 Try 3 - 32
Milly Wallace scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
58:30 Conversion 3 - 27
Megan Goddard kicks a conversion for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
58:00 Try 3 - 25
Rachel Lund scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
45:00 Try 3 - 20
Bethan Jones scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
End of period 1
39:00 Try 3 - 15
Rachel Lund scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
35:00 Penalty 3 - 10
Megan Goddard kicks a penalty for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
25:00 Penalty 3 - 7
Hannah Morton kicks a penalty for Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
15:30 Conversion 0 - 7
Megan Goddard kicks a conversion for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Cerri Large scores for Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
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As it happened

  • Darlington Mowden Park Sharks
  • Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
  • 0
  • Cerri Large Try 15:00'
  • Megan Goddard Conversion 15:30'
  • Hannah Morton Penalty 25:00'
  • Megan Goddard Penalty 35:00'
  • Rachel Lund Try 39:00'
  • Bethan Jones Try 45:00'
  • Rachel Lund Try 58:00'
  • Megan Goddard Conversion 58:30'
  • Milly Wallace Try 65:00'

Team selection

Hobson, Katherine Hobson, Katherine
Blount, Rosie Blount, Rosie
Taylor, Linzi Taylor, Linzi
Morton, Hannah Morton, Hannah
Merrin, Jemima Merrin, Jemima
Roberts, Georgina Roberts, Georgina
Sedgeworth, Caitlin Sedgeworth, Caitlin
Brown, Jo Brown, Jo
Nash, Ruth Nash, Ruth
Lewis, Charlie Lewis, Charlie
Cowan, Trudy Cowan, Trudy
Bush, Sarah Bush, Sarah
Kerr, Heather Kerr, Heather
Bloor, Elle Bloor, Elle
Cockburn, Lisa Cockburn, Lisa
Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC
  • 1. Georgia Bradley
  • 2. ELeanor Gilbert
  • 3. Samantha Johnson
  • 4. Amelia Lavallee
  • 5. Courtney Gill
  • 6. Tabitha Copson
  • 7. Gemma Sharples
  • 8. Sian Williams
  • 9. Bianca Blackburn
  • 10. Cerri Large
  • 11. Rebecca Belcher
  • 12. Megan Goddard
  • 13. Rachel Lund
  • 14. Bethan Jones
  • 15. Mary-Ann Gittings
  • 16. Kathryn Buggy
  • 17. Kayleigh Bartlett
  • 18. Molly Morrissey
  • 19. Milly Wallace
  • 20. Tasmin Bricknell
  • 21. Tatyana Heard
  • 22. Daisy Fahey

League round up

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Saracens Women
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
4. Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC 8 25
5. Bristol Ladies 9 21
6. Loughborough Lightning 8 21
7. Richmond FC 8 14
8. Darlington Mowden Park Sharks 9 13
9. Firwood Waterloo Ladies 8 5
10. Worcester Valkyries 8 0

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