North Petherton Ladies 5 - Penryn Ladies 42

Penryn Rugby Ladies claimed their first win of the season in fantastic style in Somerset, writes Jonathan Plummer.

Penryn travelled to Somerset on Sunday looking for their first win of the season and despite suffering a nightmare journey to North Petherton, due to the M5 being closed, put in a great display of running rugby to score six converted tries.

The first try of the afternoon in the Somerset sunshine was scored by Georgia Hall following good interplay with centre Milly Osman. Penryn skipper Louise Dennis got the second try after a quick tap penalty.

The next try was scored by Holly Derrante with an excellent show and go and brushed off several would be tacklers, bringing the half time score to 21 nil to Penryn.

Penryn started the second half the first half ended with Georgia Hall getting her second try of the afternoon following a break up the middle to secure the bonus point for The Borough.

Centre Milly Osman who had a great match got the next try showing great strength to force her way over. Holly Derrante got the final try for Penryn after a superb side step to run in under the posts. Georgia Hall had brilliant day off the tee kicking all six conversions including some from wide out.

North Petherton who never gave up got the last try of the match which went unconverted.

This was a real team performance from Penryn with everyone who travelled getting some game time. Player of the match was Holly Derrante, forward of the match was Fern Cumine and back of the match Milly Osman but every player in Red and Black put in a superb performance.

Head coach Marc Dennis was a happy man after this real team effort saying how all the training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings is starting to pay dividends with great numbers every week.

The journey home was a lot smoother with plenty of singing and celebrating.

Penryn’s next match is away to Exeter Dakota on November 12 and look forward to welcoming North Petherton to the Memorial Ground in January.

Tries - Georgia Hall (2) Louise Dennis Holly Derrante (2) Milly Osman Conversions Georgia Hall (6)