King’s Lynn rugby side West Ladies prescribe shutout for hosts Norwich Medics

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For the third Sunday in a row, tired bodies were tested against a determined side, but West Norfolk Ladies still triumphed 65-0 at Norwich Medics.

West travelled to Lakenham Hewitt with a depleted front row due to injuries and illness, however the Medics had an inexperienced pack and it was determined that the scrums would be uncontested.

Pitch conditions were far from ideal with the week’s rain leaving areas of the pitch at best slippery and at worst a bog which severely limited West’s backs’ ability to run the ball through to the try line.

Again Mary Hegarty ran in the first try of the match. A resolute Medics’ team retaliated; however awesome tackling from the forwards resulted in the ball being turned from a threat five metres from West’s try line, into the next try.

Medics continued to pressure throughout the first half and only incredible team playing resulted in West being 36-0 up at the end of the first half.

The second half saw West scoring a further 29 points through continued pressure from the forwards pushing the defence further out of position until space was made for the backs to make it through the quagmire to score.

Nerea Fernández Rodríguez, forward of the match, scored, despite playing out of her usual position.

Scrum half, Amber Wadlow, was awarded back of the match for being the instrumental pivot between the forwards and the backs, appearing to be everywhere on the pitch at once.

West’s next fixture is home against St Neots on March 19, 2pm kick-off.

l Next men’s first team game is away to Basildon tomorrow.

Saturday result from Eastern Counties 2N: Fakenham 64 West Norfolk 2nds 17. Fakenham lead the table while West are second from bottom.