Aylesford Bulls Ladies entered week 4 in optimistic mood. The game started well with the Bulls putting pressure on the opposition and pinning them in the corner.
But after 12 minutes Wasps break away for their first score, well converted to make thee score 7-0. Then 4 minutes later the Bulls let another one slip through making the score 14-0.
Aylesford continued to exert pressure on the Wasps defence and gained a penalty in front of the sticks which unfortunately drifted the wrong side of the posts.
Continuing their positive play, the Bulls just seemed to lack that killer instinct. Great breaks from centre Sarah Riordan went unrewarded with the support runners just a step to far away.
On 25 minutes Wasps again caught the Bulls on the hop, with their dominant scrum pushing the Wasp pack back, Wasps did well to escape with the ball, running blind and exploiting the overlap gifted them. The conversion out wide was missed and the score remained 19-0 for the rest of the half.
Just before half time, with the Bulls attacking Wasps on their 5 metre line, an injury to scrum half Florence Williams forced changes to the Bulls line up.
Stalemate in the second half until, with Riordan sinbinned for a questionable intentional knock on, Wasps finally broke through. The conversion was secured, and a further try made the score 31-0.
The Bulls were not giving up and after some free-flowing offloads a scrum 10 metres out was awarded. The Bulls dominance in that area was never more apparent and they drove the Wasps pack backwards until, with still work to do, skipper Catherine Spencer picked the ball and crashed over the line.
Wasps added one more to their tally before the final moments with the Bulls again on the attack.
Bulls remain positive as they move towards next week’s encounter with top of the pile, Richmond. They know that the key to that elusive 80 minute performance is Concentration, Aggression and Focus.
Aylesford Bulls Ladies
|12/10/2014||2:00 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|
|Jack Williams Memorial Ground|
|1 Neasham Road, Hurworth Moor, Darlington DL2 1QZ, UK|