KENILWORTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
Improved defence and emerging talent led the Women's Development squad to victory away at Lutterworth RFC, writes Cath Lyon.
Our Women's Development squad scooped their second win of the season at a sunny away match to Lutterworth Ladies this Sunday.
With many of the players gaining their first 80 minutes of the year, the team kept their opposition to a nil score after quickly gaining the advantage in the first 15 minutes of the game.
A try a piece from front row Helena Allison Moore, fullback Emma Dootson and winger Phoebe May Howles and a conversion from talented number 10 Aisling Straver led Kenilworth into the lead in the opening phases.
Although Lutterworth put up a solid defence and made a few decisive plays within Kenilworth's 22, two more tries from Emma and outside centre Felicity Baldwin took the Women up by 29 points by half time.
For our Women, it was then simply a case of holding their defence and hitting Lutterworth with some big carries. Some impressive offload work in the forwards put second row Jodie Turpin over the line for her first try of the season, with another try and conversion from Sarah Munday taking the final score to 41-0.
Head Coach Rich Bennett said: "It was great to see some of our newer players out and enjoying themselves today. We've been working on defence across the whole section, and it was brilliant to see all that hard work paying off with a zero opposition score."
"We're keen to keep growing our depth and breadth across the team, so would encourage anyone who's interested to come down to our coaching sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm."
"I want to pay huge respect to the Lutterworth coaches, team and squad for their hard work, resilience and for giving less experienced players the game time they need to grow. Thanks to them for taking up our fixture and we look forward to the hard-fought return encounter later in the season."
Next up for Kenilworth Women is a trip to Bury Foxes on Sunday 3rd November.