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Minehead Barbarians Ladies
Topsham Ladies
Tries
R Partridge (4), M Coombes (2), T Currie (2), S Jones, A Webb
Conversions
A Webb (5)
Sat 2 Mar 14:30 - RFUW Championship - Women's NC South West South 2 (1) Full time

Minehead Barbarians 17-60 Topsham Ladies 02-03-19

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Topsham Ladies win the league with a cricket score over second placed Minehead

Topsham Ladies travelled to North Devon for a top of the table clash with Minehead. The travelling side went in as the favourites after a run of outstanding scores behind them and they weren’t to disappoint. Crossing the white wash 10 times, Topsham ladies, not only won the game 17-60 but finished the season in style by winning the league with a game in hand.

Rebecca Partridge, proving again why she is so useful at the back, whipped through the opposition on countless times, scoring 4. Tasha Currie, in the coveted open-side flanker shirt notched it up by 2, as did Meg Coombes. Hooker Sophie Jones later scored, as did Ann Webb at 12, who also secured 5 conversions.

Topsham have had a remarkable year after being demoted last season, for defaulting on 3 matches. It was a tough lesson to be learnt after the team had finished 4th, despite having only played 8 fixtures. It hit the core of the team hard but the spirit of the team erupted into a mass recruitment drive over the summer and as a result the squad grew back and its heart started beating again. This is why it is so apt that, in the league winning game, the two players accredited with Forward and Back of the match, were two players who began playing rugby at an inner warrior event last summer. Sara Zonneveld and Rachelle Mckinney played like they’d been part of the team for years, not just 7months, having never played before. It’s a real credit to any team where brand new players are given the confidence to get stuck in, and make a difference overall. Topsham’s ladies have definitely achieved that this season. Coach Sian Brooks said afterwards “that’s what rugby at this level is all about; giving women the chance to play a sport that was once “off limits”. We have players come along of all ages from 18 to 55! What is important is that we give women the confidence, strength and skills to be part of the team and enjoy playing rugby”.

The RFU will now decide whether or not Topsham and Plymstock women’s teams will be required to play a “play-off” for promotion as they exist in parallel leagues. However, given that Plymstock have had a similar run of form and big scores, it would seem appropriate to allow both teams to enter the league above. Both teams await the decision!

Topsham ladies are always recruiting despite the end of the season looming around the corner! Contact topshamladiesrugby@gmail.com for details or follow on social media.

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Sara Zonneveld

Player of the Match

Sara Zonneveld
Rachelle Mc Kinney

Player of the Match

Rachelle Mc Kinney

Key moments

5:00
Try Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
5:01
Conversion Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
10:00
Try Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
10:01
Conversion Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
20:00
Try Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
20:01
Conversion Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
25:00
Try Megan Coombes scores for Topsham Ladies
25:01
Conversion Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
35:00
Try Sophie Jones scores for Topsham Ladies
40:00
Try Tasha Currie scores for Topsham Ladies
50:00
Try Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
50:01
Conversion Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
60:00
Try Megan Coombes scores for Topsham Ladies
65:00
Try Tasha Currie scores for Topsham Ladies
70:00
Try Ann Webb scores for Topsham Ladies

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Sara Zonneveld is awarded player of the match for Topsham Ladies
80:00 Player of the Match
Rachelle Mc Kinney is awarded player of the match for Topsham Ladies
70:00 Try 0 - 60
Ann Webb scores for Topsham Ladies
68:00 Sub Off
Rebecca Partridge is substituted off for Topsham Ladies
68:00 Sub On
Hannah Singleton is substituted on for Topsham Ladies
65:00 Try 0 - 55
Tasha Currie scores for Topsham Ladies
60:00 Try 0 - 50
Megan Coombes scores for Topsham Ladies
50:01 Conversion 0 - 45
Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
50:00 Sub Off
Chelsea Howard is substituted off for Topsham Ladies
50:00 Try 0 - 43
Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
40:00 Try 0 - 38
Tasha Currie scores for Topsham Ladies
End of period 1
35:00 Try 0 - 33
Sophie Jones scores for Topsham Ladies
25:01 Conversion 0 - 28
Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
25:00 Try 0 - 26
Megan Coombes scores for Topsham Ladies
20:01 Conversion 0 - 21
Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
20:00 Try 0 - 19
Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
10:01 Conversion 0 - 14
Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
10:00 Try 0 - 12
Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
5:01 Conversion 0 - 7
Ann Webb kicks a conversion for Topsham Ladies
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Rebecca Partridge scores for Topsham Ladies
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As it happened

  • Minehead Barbarians Ladies
  • Topsham Ladies
  • 0
  • Rebecca Partridge Try 5:00'
  • Ann Webb Conversion 5:01'
  • Rebecca Partridge Try 10:00'
  • Ann Webb Conversion 10:01'
  • Rebecca Partridge Try 20:00'
  • Ann Webb Conversion 20:01'
  • Megan Coombes Try 25:00'
  • Ann Webb Conversion 25:01'
  • Sophie Jones Try 35:00'
  • Tasha Currie Try 40:00'
  • Rebecca Partridge Try 50:00'
  • Chelsea Howard Sub Off 50:00'
  • Ann Webb Conversion 50:01'
  • Megan Coombes Try 60:00'
  • Tasha Currie Try 65:00'
  • Rebecca Partridge Sub Off 68:00'
  • Hannah Singleton Sub On 68:00'
  • Ann Webb Try 70:00'

Team selection

Partridge, Rebecca Partridge, Rebecca
Stylianides, Isobel Stylianides, Isobel
Howard, Chelsea Howard, Chelsea
Webb, Ann Webb, Ann
Mc Kinney, Rachelle Mc Kinney, Rachelle
Walsh, Corinne Walsh, Corinne
Pollard, Suzanne Pollard, Suzanne
Lonsdale, Nicola Lonsdale, Nicola
Currie, Tasha Currie, Tasha
Owen, Emily Owen, Emily
Zonneveld, Sara Zonneveld, Sara
Lunnon, Katie Lunnon, Katie
Feller, Holly Feller, Holly
Jones, Sophie Jones, Sophie
Coombes, Megan Coombes, Megan

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Topsham Ladies 12 47
2. Withycombe Ladies 12 37
3. Minehead Barbarians Ladies 11 33
4. Bideford Ladies 11 31
5. Totnes Ladies 12 28
6. Chard Ladies 10 27
7. Winscombe Ladies 12 14

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