The girls showed great heart to choose to play on as a team in their first game rather than swapping players with the opposition having conceded four tries. The opposition were a very accomplished side and the girls managed to push them back substantially in the second half with some solid defending.
Having had a tricky start to the day the second match resulted in our first win by two tries to one. However, we had no break following this and as the rain was hammering down we played another strong kent side. Given the option to concede at half time (as they were clearly very tired, cold and wet) they absolutely refused and went out and played with great spirit and vigour in the second half.
It was clear that the girls will benefit from more training together as a team and will continue to improve with more competitive action. They came on leaps and bounds with their positional understanding and we are aiming to work on organisation both in attack and defence in the coming months.
I know Peter and myself were extremely proud of the girls excellent attitude considering the very tough draw. I strongly believe we are building the foundations of a very spirited and courageous team.
(Report by coach Ari Gaunt)