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Results

TeamTriesConversionsBPPointsOutcome
Gloucester-Hartpury Women65240Loss
Loughborough Lightning73141Win

Review

Heartbreak for Gloucester-Hartpury as penalty try snatches win for Loughborough

Having led for virtually the whole game, Gloucester-Hartpury Women tasted defeat in the cruellest possible way in the Tyrrells Premiers 15 on Saturday as a penalty try with the last play of the game secured a 40-41 victory for Loughborough Lightning.

Despite scoring six tries on the day and, having led 28-15 at half-time, Susie Appleby’s side could never quite shake off a dogged Loughborough side and paid the price as the visitors swooped at the last minute.

It was tough to take for a Gloucester-Hartpury side that had played some great rugby at times, but just couldn’t close the game out. However, it was a massive improvement in terms of commitment and performance from the defeat away at Bristol the week before.

On the day though, it was a great start for the visitors who took the lead with a try from winger Isla Alejandro within two minutes.

Gloucester-Hartpury responded well and pinned the visitors back for the next 15 minutes or so, building pressure patiently and finally getting their reward when Ceri Large’s cross kick found Mary-Ann Gittings who dotted down in the corner.

The same tactic then very nearly worked for Kelly Smith, but the ball was adjudged to have gone forward. However, Loughborough knocked on at the base of the scrum and quick hands sent Ellie Underwood over on the opposite wing.

Gloucester-Hartpury now had their tails up and two tries from Kelly Smith followed, but Loughborough had the final word of the half when prop Maleaka Menin went over to make the half-time score 28-15.

But it was the visitors who seized the initiative in the second half, tries from Lucas and Jones narrowing the gap to 28-27 before Ellie Underwood scored her second to settle the nerves with Loughborough down to 14 players with Maryke Penman sinbinned for a deliberate knock-on.

The Lightning hit back again with a second try from prop Justine Lucas, but Gloucester-Hartpury looked to have sealed the win as Bianca Blackburn broke clear and showed great pace to score after 76 minutes.

However, the restart wasn’t dealt with and Gloucester-Hartpury found themselves defending their own line. Sasha Acheson was harshly sinbinned for offside before referee Davies awarded a penalty try after a five metre scrum to see the visitors snatch a dramatic win.

https://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/report_nostats/heartbreak-for-gloucester-hartpury-as-penalty-try-snatches-win-for-loughborough/

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Gloucester-Hartpury Women

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % KICKED PTS TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
1Sasha AchesonProp000000000000000
2Connie PowellHooker000000000000000
3Katie DouganProp000000000000000
4Courtney GillLock000000000000000
5Zoe AldcroftLock000000000000000
6Taz BricknellBack Row000000000000000
7Bethan LewisBack Row000000000000000
8Shona Powell HughesBack Row000000000000000
9Bianca BlackburnScrum Half100000000000000
10Ceri LargeFly Half000000000000000
11Kelly SmithWing200000000000000
12Tatyana HeardCentre000000000000000
13Millie WoodCentre000000000000000
14Ellie UnderwoodWing200000000000000
15Mary-Ann GittingsFull Back150000000000000
19Sian WilliamsBack Row000000000000000
16Cerys HaleTH Prop000000000000000
17Anabelle Whitecross-000000000000000
20Sarah Nicholas-000000000000000
18Iona Antwis-000000000000000
21Shauna Bennett-000000000000000
22Emma SingFull Back000000000000000
Penalty Try-000000000000000
 Total 650000000000000

Loughborough Lightning

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % KICKED PTS TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
1Daleaka MeninProp100000000000000
3Justine LucasProp200000000000000
10Natasha JonesFly Half100000000000000
14Isla AlejandroWing100000000000000
21Hannah PhillipCentre020000000000000
13Carys WilliamsCentre100000000000000
Penalty Try-110000000000000
 Total 730000000000000
TRY
6
7
CON
5
3
CON %
0
0
PEN
0
0
PEN %
0
0
DG
0
0
DG %
0
0
OVERALL %
0
0
KICKED PTS
0
0
TACKLES
0
0
CARRIES
0
0
PASSES
0
0
METRES
0
0
YC
0
0
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season
29/09/2018 1:00 pm Premier 15s 2018-19

Venue

Alpas Arena
Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE, UK

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