Monday, 18 February 2013

Warwick @ RHUL: Womens flag‏ match report

In two, closer than anticipated games Royal Holloway Bears came out undefeated.

What can usually be anticipated is a slow start from Warwick with an anything but slow first touch of the ball for Calyx Schentrup saw her scamper up the sideline for a length of the field score.

Wideout April Heath then added a further 6 with a pass from “Elite” team mate Chloe Baton for a Bears 13-0 lead after Heath added the XP throw again from Baton.

Warwick’s efficient short passing and running game failed to break any big plays and it was up to Safety Martha Michaud to return an interception to pay dirt to make the final score 13-7 with Erin Robinson’s extra point pass to Carly Moorhouse being the last score of the first game.

Martha Michaud bursts through the Bears D (Photo by Elite Women Project)

Again in the second game the Bears leapt to a 12 point lead on the back of scores by Sara Jones on a bomb from Baton and

Warwick’s offence finally delivered on its promise with Michaud again finding the End Zone.  Robinson started to open up the passing attack hitting Moorhouse on a deep pass to tie the scores up and it really was “game on.”

However Royal Holloway dug deep and responded with their own scoring drive and added the extra point both times with Baton hooking up with Sophie Harmon for all but 1 of the points, Heath chipping in with one of the Extra Points.

RHUL Bears duo April Heath & Chloe Baton
Not to be out done the Wolverines launched a carbon copy of their previous drive with the same result of Robinson hitting Moorhouse and the score was now 19-18. Agonisingly though, time was a real issue and the game had to be concluded without the extra point being played.

The teams will meet again in Warwick as RHUL travel up to join in the Varsity tournament on March 3rd along with CU Jets and Elite Women Project Hybrid.

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