The second half started off with an aggressive attack from Worthing. Some great handling skills and powerful running allowed Centre Giorgia Palethorpe to score. St Francis quickly responded with another try, catching Worthing unaware, converted to make the score 10-17.
The last twenty minutes showed just how far Worthing have improved, with Captain Jess Lovenbury inspiring the team to work together. Worthing began to unpick the St Francis defence with Centre Emily White crashing through to score, leading the scoreboard to a nail-biting 15-17. But Worthing supporters were soon to be treated to another two tries. The first set up by storming runs from Prop Gemma Morgan and Second Row Symmie Tyson, making room for Lovenbury to make a 30 metre sprint for the line. The fifth try was another score from White, demolishing the oppositions defence to make the final score 25-17.
Head Coach Andy Duckworth said it was pleasing to see all the hard work from the ladies is paying off. Im really proud of the win today and the team are looking forward to our next game.
Worthing Ladies Rugby are still looking for new players, with no experience necessary. Please visit www.worthingrfc.com for more information.