Search

Hampstead Ladies lose top spot after defeat against Blackheath

PUBLISHED: 11:13 25 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:13 25 February 2014

Hampstead Ladies (in red and gold) in action against Blackheath on Sunday

Hampstead Ladies (in red and gold) in action against Blackheath on Sunday

Archant

Hampstead’s Ladies dropped into second place after losing their top-of-the-table clash at home against Blackheath on Sunday, going down 20-7 in the Women’s Championship South-East Division Two.

Knowing it would be a tough game, Hampstead came out with a great fighting spirit, and they dominated the line-outs from the whistle, while some huge tackles kept their visitors away from the try-line.

Eventually Blackheath broke through the resolute defence, scoring down the flank to establish a 5-0 lead – Hampstead were then pinned in their own 22 for much of the first half, conceding another two tries down the sides to trail 15-0 at the interval.

Hampstead had the wind behind them in the second half and they managed to play more open rugby, and started using the boot and the wings more effectively.

Elin Hywel was excelling in the forwards, while Ruth Burns was enjoying a strong display in the backs – and Robyn Drake raced down the wing to score a try that was converted by Kerrie Tuck.

But despite great work at both ends of the field, Hampstead couldn’t convert their other opportunities and close the gap further – and they were forced to accept defeat. The sides meet again in the return fixture in two weeks’ time.

0 comments

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 21:32

Middlesex beat Essex by 72 runs after posting a formidable 203-6 at Lord’s.

Yesterday, 17:00

Highgate will be hoping they can extend their lead at the top of the Middlesex County Cricket League Division Two as they face Barnes this weekend.

Yesterday, 16:00

Local club will aim to move away from relegation zone by winning on home soil against Stanmore

Yesterday, 15:00

Hornsey will be expecting a tough test as they face mid-table Osterley in their Middlesex County Cricket League Division Two encounter this weekend.

Yesterday, 12:00

Middlesex host Essex at Lord’s on Thursday

Yesterday, 10:00

French hooker a summer arrival at Allianz Park

Wed, 23:41

Young Arsenal starlet Dominic Thompson says the experience he gained from playing against battle-hardened older players from Southern League Premier side Hitchin Town on Wednesday evening will stand him in good stead as he aims to progress his career.

Wed, 22:50

Arsenal Under 18 coach Kwame Ampadu has been pleased with the experience his young players gained during their 2-1 defeat by Hitchin Town at Top Field on Wednesday evening.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Navigating divorce or separation when there are children involved can be emotionally difficult and confusing for everyone involved. Here, Jessica Palmer of Streathers Solicitors in Hampstead, offers answers to commonly asked questions

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now