Rockets race to double promotion

Rutland Rockets. Back row, from left, Scarlet Kennedy, Celia Cunningham, Francesca Kennard-Kettle, Kara Kataiwai, front, Natalia Sanz Dawson, Megan Scott, Gracie Kirton, Lydia Grice'Team member Kate Grunwald is not pictured

Rutland Rockets. Back row, from left, Scarlet Kennedy, Celia Cunningham, Francesca Kennard-Kettle, Kara Kataiwai, front, Natalia Sanz Dawson, Megan Scott, Gracie Kirton, Lydia Grice'Team member Kate Grunwald is not pictured

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Rutland Rockets rounded off the Leicestershire Adult Winter League in grand style with the unbeaten first team promoted to division one.

The Rutland girls dominated their final match of the season, beating Soar Valley Allsorts 55-13.

Rockets dominated the entire match with all the players putting in excellent performances to win division two.

Coach Samantha Griffin said: “They have done incredible well to win the division their first year in the adult league.”

Rutland’s second team drew their final match of the season, a tense 27-27 clash with Caterpillars to take second spot and seal promotion.

Griffin said: “This season has seen Rockets 2 come on leaps and bounds in their skill and understanding of the game. Their confidence grew and grew, and they settled into the league well, only losing to their fellow club members Rockets 1.”

Rockets 2: Gina Bolton-Smith, Lauren Cotton, Holly Johnstone, Poppy Spencer, Becky Bond, Amber O’Berg, Hannah Cooper, Amber McAuliffe, Polly Turner Grace Haracz, Kitty Kirton Gina Bolton-Smith, Lauren Cotton, Holly Johnstone, Poppy Spencer.