Wicklow V Navan u14 Premier league 2/12/17

Wicklow 10 – Navan 27

The Navan girls arrived in Wicklow in force on Saturday. We had a full team of thirteen plus six subs. This made a huge difference to the game keeping fresh legs on the pitch throughout.

 Anna Hilliard scored her first try early on. This was followed by a try straight out of Wednesday night training. Navan got a lineout on Wicklow’s five-meter line and Lauren gave it straight to Ciara Rennie who powered over the line for a try on her very first game. Next try was to Wicklow bringing it to ten points to five.

Next up was a penalty for Navan, ten meters out, and no one was going to stop Lauren FitzPatrick touching down for a try. This brought it up to 15-5 at halftime.

Anna Hilliard scored her second try of the day with another training ground move linking with Cara Martin off the back of the scrum to score. Anna Hilliard added her third try under the posts shortly after. This was converted by Abby Moyles. Abby had a great game. She has a lovely way of running along the touch line and just stepping infield as she is about to be tackled. Sasha Guirey did well to stop a break away from Wicklow with a great tackle. Roisin Watters out on the wing, also, had to make a huge tackle to stop one of their strongest runners.

Eventually, Wicklow got a second try. It was well deserved as they fought for every inch throughout the game.

Leah Morris, as usual, linked up forwards and backs at out-half. Her game management was excellent as usual. Also, in the team were, Niamh MacSharry, Emily O’Brien, Ally Cullivan, Steffi Finnegan(captain), Sarah Leonard, Roisin Cullen, Ava Purcell, Ava Galvin, Rosie Searle, Jade Gaffney and Lilly O’Dwyer. Each of them put in a huge performance against a very strong Wicklow team,

Anna Hilliard was Woman of the Match. As well as her usual line breaking runs and some serious tackling, she caught long balls at the back of the lineout and played some great moves off the scrum.  A great performance.

Next up, Athy at home, next Saturday at eleven o clock. Come along and support a great team.

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