Lots of smiles for the women’s 2nd XV

Going into the 3rd game for Hammers 2s, the goal was clear: points on the board.

NC1 has been every bit of the step up we expected after 2 consecutive seasons of promotion so after back-to-back duck eggs from our first 2 games, coming up against top of the table was always going to be a challenge.

Wasps came out hard and scored first (not converted) but Hammers were awarded a penalty in a decent area and Tara nudged one over for the first points scored for Hammers 2s this season! Wasps scored again but Hammers hit them straight back with a wonderfully worked try; kick up and over from Tara into a nice bit of space, hugeeee chase by Chloe to hit the receiver followed by a brilliant jackal by Jess Sass, which was then scooped up by an energetic Chloe, who scored! First try of the season for Hammers and I couldn’t be prouder.

After that it was a flurry of tries by Wasps and another penalty by Hammers slotted by Tara.

Final score – 11-76 to Wasps, driven by Lucy Ward who played completely out of position and absolutely smashed playing 9 and Kate Phillips, who nailed the forward-of-the-match for incredible tackles and drives.

Each match has seen continuous improvement by the 2s and there is no doubt the wins will start to come this season as we cement our place in NC1!

Lets gooooo!