A festival of mini rugby saw Saracens under floodlights at the Jack Williams Ground.
As usual Bulls started with intensity and put pressure on early but it was an all too familiar story when the opposition were allowed their hands on the ball. An early score from Emilie Bydwell and a quick hat trick from full back Zira Handley saw the score at 26-0 on 20 minutes, with Handley also adding 3 conversions.
Then stalemate; 20 minutes of no holds barred rugby from both side with was hugely entertaining but no doubt incredibly tiring for those on the pitch. Just on the cusp of halftime, Saracens winger Charlotte Clappe got the ball in hand and, with a fourth conversion from Handley saw half time at 33-0.
After the break a similar story, 2 early scores saw Lyndsay Wheeler cross the line and Handley add her 4th to give Saracens a 43 point lead.
Again the Bulls fought back, pushing Saracens back into their 22. This time an infringement saw Saracens go down to 14 and gave Aylesford an attacking scrum 5 metres out. The Bulls scrum, ever strong drove for the line, when it broke up, skipper Catherine Spencer took the ball on, popping it up to wing Georgia Gray, who grabbed the try.
Further scores from Saracens Sarah McKenna, Clappe (2) and Lyndsay Wheeler with conversions from Julie Gilbert had the final score at 69-5 but the Bulls remain incredibly buoyant.
Aylesford Bulls Ladies
|26/10/2014||3:30 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|
|Jack Williams Memorial Ground|
|1 Neasham Road, Hurworth Moor, Darlington DL2 1QZ, UK|