The Amazons travelled to Romford and Gidea Park on Sunday, unfortunately we were short on players but that only served to bolster the team.
The Amazons started the game strongly. With effective handling from the backs, the ball quickly made it out to the wing for birthday girl Kat Mead to score the opening try in the first 10 minutes.
With the Ravens making the most of their extra player on the field they soon made use of the over lap with some heavy hits and quick runs to gain the points on the board. Despite this, the forwards continually pushed the game line forwards, keeping constant pressure on the Ravens which led to a well worked try by outside centre Claire Brickley.
The Amazons played some solid rugby with every player making an impact through game, from effective tackles to line breaking runs up field. All should be proud of their game.
The Ravens were gracious hosts and as with our previous match with them last year were a pleasure to play.
As ever there are things to work on and we have a big game next week against Harwich Owls, but we are more than ready to take on the challenge. Bring it on!
Tries: Kat Mead, Claire Brickley
Forward of the Match: Toni Bell
Back of the Match: Kylie Smith
Write up by Helen Self, VC.