Good Start for Eccles Ladies

Eccles Ladies 1st XV have made a solid start to the new season in Championship North 1. Having played three matches, the ladies have picked up two wins and a bonus point, losing only one match so far.

Photo courtesy of Hayley Bennett

The results so far are as follows;

10/09/2017    Eccles Ladies 19 – 12 West Bridgford

17/09/2017    Sheffield Ladies 10 – 35 Eccles Ladies (Bonus point for 5 tries scored)

24/09/2017    Eccles Ladies 20 – 39 West Park Leeds

Rowanne Smalley is the ladies current top try scorer with 6 tries

Photo courtesy of Hayley Bennett

The ladies section are evolving this year, a few players from last year have now finished playing and the squad are overcoming a few injuries early in the season. The positive to come out of all of this is that a number of players have stepped up and put in some super performances which is very encouraging.

A number of new players have joined Eccles Ladies and the team has forged stronger links than ever before with the Girls’ rugby section. There are now opportunities for Ladies and Girls to train together with the senior players sharing their knowledge and experiences with the younger players.

There is plenty more action to come when Eccles take on Loughborough Ladies this Sunday, 8 October, at Gorton Street. They will be looking to get back to winning ways at home and consolidate their spot in the top half of the table.

For now, here’s some more photos from the first few games along with team lists and scorers.

Photo courtesy of Hayley Bennett

Photo courtesy of Hayley Bennett

Photo courtesy of Hayley Bennett

Eccles Ladies v West Bridgford 10.09.17    (W) 19-12
T C DG
15 G. Bullen
14 J. Edwards 2C
13 R. Smalley 2T
12 M. Hale
11 G. Cunliffe
10 S. Morris 1T
9 S. Jamieson
1 K. Houghton
2 K. Georgieva
3 K. Howick
4 S. Mullen
5 H. Jepson
6 I. Ramos Soto
7 H. Clark
8 A. Stokes
16 B. Land
17 D. Mills
18 J. Morton
19 Z. Lister
20 M. Watts
21 L. Jones
22 S. Berry

 

Sheffield v Eccles Ladies 17.09.2017    (W) 10-35
T C DG
15 I. Ekoku 1T
14 L. Jones
13 R. Smalley 1T
12 S. Powe
11 D. Mills
10 S. Morris 1T
9 S. Jamieson 5C
1 K. Georgieva
2 H. Clark 1T
3 K. Howick
4 K. Houghton 1T
5 S. Mullen
6 L. Moore
7 I. Ramos Soto
8 S. Berry
16 J. Carter
17 K. Robbie

 

Eccles Ladies v West Park Leeds 24.09.2017    (L) 20-39
T C DG
15 I. Ekoku IT
14 L. Jones
13 R. Smalley 3T
12 L. Calton- Morley
11 I. Ramos Soto
10 S. Powe
9 L. Moore
1 Z. Lister
2 K. Georgieva
3 K. Houghton
4 B. Land
5 S. Mullen
6 A. Stokes
7 K. Robbie
8 S. Berry
16 J. Carter
17 C. Adams