Bath Ladies 48 - 5 North Petherton Ladies
Bath Ladies Barbarians retained the Webb Ellis Somerset County Rugby Football Union Women’s Cup for a third successive season in a repeat of the 2018 final with a 48-5 victory North Petherton Ladies.
Pethy suffered an early set back when fly-half Stacey Saunders was sent to the sinbin by referee Laurence Beere for a trip tackle. Bath took advantage of the extra player by scoring two converted tries. Laura Mahoney and Nicole Jones claimed the touchdowns, with Sarah Holloway adding the extras, but the 22-metre penalty attempt from Pethy centre Rosie Wheeler hit the upright and bounced back into play.
Despite Pethy being restored to full strength Bath stretched their lead before the break with a second try from Jones and a burst down the wing before touching down behind the posts. Holloway converted both, the second with a quickly taken drop goal, but three minutes before the break Megan Kitchen scored Pethy’s only try of the game in the corner but her side were left trailing 33-5 at half time.
The scoreboard remain untroubled for the opening 15 minutes of the second half before Bath increased their lead with a try from Ellen Witt and two more from ‘Player of the Match’ Nina Edwards.
Somerset County Rugby Football Union President Mark Hawkes presented the medals to the match officials – referee Laurence Beere, assistant referees Brian Perry and Paul Box plus fourth official Chris Leadbetter. Both sets of players being presented with their medals, North Petherton skipper Gemma Thorne was presented with the runners-up Plate before Bath co-captains Sarah Holloway and Gemma Thorburn were presented with the Cup.
The Somerset County Rugby Football Union’s Competitions & League Committee would like to thank Hornets RFC for hosting the match and providing the post match hospitality plus the Somerset Referees Society for the match officials.
Details of how to apply for inclusion in the 2019/20 Webb Ellis Somerset County Women’s Cup have been sent to all Club Secretaries with a closing date of midnight on Friday, September 6, 2019.
To show your club’s commitment, entry is by means of a ‘bond’ of £100 per competition paid via BACS to the Somerset County Rugby Football Union. Sort Code 39-92-13; Account: 01693354. In the reference, please add the club name and whether the ‘bond’ related to the Women’s Cup.
This ‘bond’ will be refunded at the stage your club is eliminated from the competition provided that it has not found to have unjustifiably failed to fulfill a fixture (subject to the relevant Regulations).
When the ‘bond’ has been deposited, you should also email the Temporary Chair of the County’s Competitions & League’s Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
Regulations for the competitions can be found in the County Handbook or on the County website.
Click images for larger version
Bath Ladies BaBas 64 Chew Valley Cats 25
At Hornets RFC on Sunday, March 26, 2017 Bath Ladies BaBas, a mix of the first and second team players, ran in ten tries in their 64-25 victory over Chew Valley Cats to lift the inaugural Webb Ellis Somerset Women's Cup in the final at Hornets RFC.
The Cats, who had already beaten Bath Ladies II twice in the league this season, never let their heads drop, having trailed 28-20 at the break, with fly-half Alice Penfold crossing for four tries and one from lock Lauren Glover.
Alice Evans claimed a hat-trick of tries for the BaBas, two each for Amy Jones and Olivia Bibby plus one each for Lex Rosenthal, Abbey Bull and Sarah Holloway who also kicked seven conversions.
The Somerset County Rugby Football Union Chairman John Harding presented medals to both sets of players and handed over the Webb-Ellis Somerset County Women’s Cup to Bath captain Sarah Holloway
Special commemorative shirts for the match officials provided by Morris & Perry Ltd - Gurney Slade Quarry. Somerset County Rugby Football Union would like to thanks Hornets RFC for hosting the match
Click images for larger version