Borderettes are second best
11:01am Saturday 28th September 2013 in Sport
WHITLAND slipped to a heavy defeat at the hands of Gwernyfed despite having an impressive win at Crumlin the week before.
Whitland played up the slope in the first half and started off well, good defence resulted in a turnover and after several pick and drives and Beca Norris powered over in the corner, the extra points were well kicked from the touchline by full back Catherine Davies.
The rest of the half was all Gwernyfed and they had a simple game plan, get the ball to the right wing. This they managed on four occasions resulting in four tries, and the visitors trailed 31 7 at half time.
In the second half the Borderettes forwards dominated the scrums and good play by outside half Alice James and powerful centre Cath Morley kept Gwernyfed pinned in their 22.
Several opportunities were snuffed out by a committed home defence before flanker Nat Walsh switched play and crashed over in the corner. From the kick-off Whitland attacked again and again and eventually quick ball was pushed wide for the speedy Heather Rees to score a good try.
With the final play of the game the Borderettes were camped in the opposition 22, but the ball was turned over and who should receive the ball but the right wing that sprinted the length of the pitch to score her fifth.
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