Worcester hand victory to Wasps
Worcester took the game straight to Wasps and after only 8 minutes, Sam Bree’s pace took her past the Wasps defence over the whitewash for the first try of the game. Megan Goddard converted to give Worcester the full 7 nil lead.
With 27 minutes on the clock, Wasps attacked against the run of play a worked a nice try under the posts which was converted to bring the scores level.
Keeping up the fight, Rochelle Clark & Zoe Bennion gained important territory allowing Ceri Large to break through to score her first try of the season. Megan Goddard added the extras.
During the half, Worcester were left disappointed when a well worked try was deemed held up and disallowed.
The whistle blew for half time with the scores at 14-7 and possession 65% in Worcester’s favour. The home team made just one change at the break, bringing off Naomi Henry who frustratingly picked up an injury in a promising come back and was replaced by Kelly Smith.
The second half kicked off and Wasps immediately looked like a different team to that of the first half and put the pressure on, forcing a penalty just 4 minutes in. Wasps chose posts, which was successfully kicked for 3 points, leaving them just 4 points adrift.
Wasps kept the hosts in their own half but solid tackles, notably from Kelly Smith kept them at bay until carries from Lisa Campbell & Courtney Gill made progress to allow Worcester clear of danger. Despite the promising carries, the visitors forced another penalty which was again slotted between the posts for 3 points, leaving them just 1 point away to levelling up the scores.
Wasps continued to pressure and drove just meters short of the try line. Worcester defended well, until the whistle blew for a yellow card offence to Sam Bree for being off her feet.
Worcester struggled to maintain the defence and Wasps, Clare Purdy crossed the stripe which was converted to take the visitors ahead for the first time in the game.
Not settling at 14-20, Wasps battled for a second try which came just 3 minutes later and was converted drawing the match to a close and finishing at 14-27 to the visitors with second half possession at 70% in Wasps favour.
Worcester would like to thank sponsors VetsNow, Anlist Sports, Knowle Sports, Neww Inn, Claines and AJB Photographic for their continued support.
Worcester travel to Aylesford Bulls next Sunday for their first away fixture of the 2014/2015 Women’s Premiership season.
WRFC Ladies Media Officer
University of Worcester Warriors Women
|21/09/2014||2:30 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|
|Offerton Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR3, UK|