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Stamford Women finished off their inaugural competitive season with a trip to Cambridge to play a strong and experienced Shelford Nomads side.

The match, which was played on Shelford’s state-of-the-art 4G pitch, was not short of action and, despite the home team running out 41-10 victors, the resilient Stamford side provided a worthy opposition.

Stamford’s forwards, including the formidable Alice Bentley and Tash Sampson, were a match for their accomplished opponents with constant forays towards the Nomads try line and also a number of turn overs in the scrums.

Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345245)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345245)

Stamford’s two tries were scored by the redoubtable Hannah Dennis.

The first, after ten minutes play, came directly from a scrum when Dennis received the ball from fly half Daisy Attley and then strode past three defenders to place the ball down over the Shelford try line.

Dennis’s second try came midway through the second half when a mistake from the home team after a scrum was seized upon by Stamford’s very own try machine.

Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345244)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345244)

When Attley picked up the loose ball from a Nomad mistake, she passed it to Dennis who once again went forward route one and over the try line to score.

Stamford Women should be justly proud of their performance and the irrepressible team spirit that was shown throughout the match and the season which only bodes well for next year when they enter the RFU leagues.

Stamford: Dennis, Slater, Morrison, Pearce, Barnes-Brown, Andrews, Glendenning-Plumb, Turner, Wilson, Bentley, Talbot, Sampson, Scoot, Korobulileka, Dolby, Breacher, Attley, Cranfield.

Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345242)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345242)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345241)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345241)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345238)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345238)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345236)
Stamford women's rugby team in action against Shelford. Photos: Darren Dolby (56345236)


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