Friday, 12 August 2022

Tomas runs in four tries as hosts take the sting out of opponents

ANNETTE TOMAS ran in four tries as Henley Hawks Women got back to winning ways in

ANNETTE TOMAS ran in four tries as Henley Hawks Women got back to winning ways in Championship South Division 1 with a 34-15 home league win against Wasps 2nds on Sunday.

Henley started brightly and early pressure, combined with stealing ball against the head on Wasps’ first three scrums, resulted in a line break and maiden try for centre Burger.

For the next 15 minutes the Hawks camped in the Wasps half as Ferguson continued to win ball against the head and solid defence resulted in plenty of possession. Lathbury-Haig hassled constantly on any ball Wasps did have from the scrum, whilst Field, Tadman, Barrett and Wysocki-Jones gave plenty of go forward.

Henley increased their lead to 10-0 when Tomas came in on a good angle to score. Despite all the territory and possession it took another 14 minutes before Tomas claimed her second under the posts and allowed Dudding to convert.

Wasps, who had been tackling well and running hard, were able to take advantage of a rare visit to Henley’s 22 and claim a score just on half-time. Early in the second half Henley won a penalty which allowed Dudding to put Tomas in for her hat-trick and a fine individual finish.

Another storming run from Barrett set up a ball to go down the line and McFarland grabbed her maiden score to finish off a good team try. With it came the bonus point and the conversion to make it 29-5.

Wasps were still competitive and making Henley work for their win as they pulled a score back as they dominated for 15 minutes.

Henley then hit back with Tomas capping off a fine display to touch down her fourth try of the game. Wasps had the final say with a late try.

This Sunday Henley travel to Bristol Ladies 2nds (kick-off 2pm).

Henley Hawks Women: 1 Yas Matthews, 2 Kelly-Anne Ferguson, 3 Bobby Barrett, 4) Emma Tadman, 5 Katy Wysocki-Jones, 6 Tina Simpson, 7 Hannah Field, 8 Jenni Balmer, 9 Yaz Lathbury-Haig, 10 Carly Dudding, 11 Pip Timmins, 12 Ann-Marie Solowin, 13 Nicole Burger, 14 Charlotte McFarland, 15 Annette Tomas. Replacements: Donna Hughes, Jenny Kingman, Samantha Graham, Aisling Byrne, Charlotte Sealey, Hannah Kemish.

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