Penryn 57pts Cullompton 5pts
10:07am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
Penryn Ladies had a strong start to the season with a fairly new and improved lineup in both the forwards and the backs.
Training since August with a new coaching team, Penryn had worked hard in preparation for this match against Cullompton, a well established side.
Conditions were awful with torrential rain in the morning, but despite this both teams played well and fought hard providing the supporters with a high standard of rugby.
Kim Davey was the first on the scoresheet, and managed to score three further tries earning 'Back of the Match' on her last appearance this season for the club.
Kim has contributed immensely to the development at Penryn and was instrumental in setting up a League side this summer, she will be sadly missed and the team wished her the best of luck in Australia.
In a game where the ball needed to be kept tight, the forwards scrummaged well, managing to win 100 per cent of their ball and a large majority of the opposition’s scrums and the backs ran the opposition off the park. That said Cullompton put up a great fight, their rucking was immense, with strong forwards and clearing out skills.
After Kim’s success further tries came from Kayleigh Callaway-Bawden (2), Sarah Stovell, newbie Dani Small and footballer Amy Hays.
Amy also kicked six conversions, proving her phenomenal kicking under pressure.
Hannah Taylor and and Dani Small, both new to the sport performed extremely well. Overall the game was a great display of team unity and spirit.
Captain Nicola Twinning also won 'Forward of the Match', and was thankful for all the support for the still young team.
She, said: “If this first match was anything to go by, this promises to be an incredible season for the only women's team in Cornwall, perhaps our most successful to date?”
The next home game is against North Tawton on October 21.
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