Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Letchworth leave it (very) late!

Sunday's visit by Suffolk Sabres almost fell foul of the wintry weather which delivered frozen pitches and a little snow overnight but the morning rain eventually provided pitches with enough give in them for the game to proceed. And, by the kick-off at 1pm, the grounds were awash with sunshine ...

Once again we were pleased to welcome girls from Stevenage RFC who joined in the fixture bolstering the numbers on both sides. And what a great fixture it was! This was the keenest fought and closest contest Letchworth have had this season with the lead always within a single score right up to the last 10 minutes when Suffolk Sabres opened up a 10 point lead by scoring 2 tries in rapid succession. However, the Letchworth girls were not finished as they maintained pressure on the Suffolk line for a large part of that last 10 minutes and were rewarded with a try by Hayley which left them 5 points down with 5 minutes to play. More pressure was exerted but sterling defence by Suffolk Sabres kept out repeated Letchworth attacks until, with the last play of the game, Jess managed to cross the line to equalise the scores.

No pressure then on Nikki who had the conversion to win the game for Letchworth ... despite the strong breeze in her face Nikki managed to slot the ball over to secure the victory.

Many, many thanks to Suffolk Sabres for making the long journey on such a wintry morning and providing us with such a stern test.

Result : Letchworth 29 Suffolk Sabres 27

Letchworth scorers :

Tries : Hayley (3), Jess (2)

Conversions : Nikki (2)


  1. Anonymous2:17 PM

    no pics of meeee !!! :(


  2. Ellie,s dad[sabres]8:23 PM

    Thanks for a great game,[pity about result...ha]
    Great advert for girls rugby,well done.Can,t wait for rematch.

  3. Katie Alcock2:14 PM

    Well done girls on both sides, what a fight that sounds! Wish I'd been there! Remind anyone of tour two seasons ago? Last play, angry captain, even angrier Hayley... we do like leaving it to the last minute! xxx


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