Hammers Women’s 2nd XV toil hard against class Barnes side

The 2s trip to Barnes this week was sure to be a tough game, facing an oppo who are challenging for the top of the table this year (and who’s 2s we played only 2 seasons ago in NC3!).

As anticipated, Barnes came at us from kick off with early pressure. Their speed and physicality made it tough for Hammers to build any consistent offence to match. Despite some strong carries, and lovely backs moves with fast hands, Barnes’ pressure eventually told and they broke the deadlock. 
Every single Hammer put in a shift that would make the club proud, doing their best to compete with a team that wouldn’t look out of place in Champ 2 (and probably will be next year!). The vibes throughout the team were immaculate, with heads held high throughout our toughest match to date. We know what we’re aiming for, and will learn from games like this. 
Onwards to London Welsh, a key battle for the 2s with the club coming together to support! We move #TWOOSH.