Haverhill 0-10 Southend Saints
A BRACE OF TRIES from Kassie Sparrow ensured that Southend Saints got their Eastern Counties Women’s Merit League campaign off to a flying start at Haverhill.
Sparrow crossed the line either side of half-time as the Warners Bridge outfit recorded a 10-0 success against their Suffolk counterparts, although this proved to be a solid all-round team performance from Paul Bach’s charges.
We dominated and continually pushed the Haverhill pack backwards. This proved to be a theme throughout the match,” Bach told Yellow Sport.
“Eventually, the pressure on Haverhill was too much for them. We looked the stronger team for most of the first half because of the strong set pieces by the pack and also through some excellent defence. Not only did we win all our scrums but overturned many of Haverhill’s too.”
Bach continued: “Our forwards continued to make tackle after tackle and carry the ball well on advance. We settled well into the game by then and played some lovely rugby and continued to resist any Haverhill advances.”
Southend Saints are next in Eastern Counties Women’s Merit League action on Sunday, November 17 when East Suffolk Saxons are the visitors to Warners Bridge (2pm).