Big win for Ball Grabbers in first home fixture
Heathfield too strong for game opposition
Heathfield Ball Grabbers 71 Sussex University Ladies 5
The Ball Grabbers played their first home game and their first full 15-a-side match on Sunday against Sussex University and were delighted with a massive victory.
In excellent conditions a good crowd, including many senior members of the Club, were very impressed by the quality of rugby played, especially given the lack of experience in the side generally.
1- Carly Harris
2 - Abi Tappenden
3- Tracey Kissane
4- Becky Farrant
5- Saskia Sulivan
6- Claire Singleton
7- Heather Jury
8- Becky Taylor
9- Carla Monson
10- Hannah Osbourne
11 - Jay Strudwick
12 - Ele Ross
13 - Keeleigh Harman
14 - Hannah Chapman
15 - Georgia Hutchinson
16 - Liz Ashworth
17 - Michelle Dickinson
18 - Clare Corney
19 - Mickey Moane
Try Scorers - Carly Harris x1, Heather Jury x4, Carla Monson x1, Hannah Osbourne x2, Ele Ross x1, Georgia Hutchinson x1, Liz Ashworth x1
Jury had a great day with her four tries and was selected as the Forward of the day. Osbourne, Taylor, Ross and Ashworth were especially noted for their tackling. Monson had a superb day with the kicking tee, converting eight tries.
This was the first game for Corney and Dickinson.
The match was played in four twenty minutes periods, allowing time for the coaches to do their stuff and to make plenty of replacements so as to build experience.
Sussex University contributed fully on the day with a lot of tackling and some good handling when they did get the ball but generally the Ball Grabbers were just too strong.
Heathfield is delighted with the development of this team and would like express warm appreciation for the sponsorship by Gover Gym and OG Supplements.
The team are coached by Fraser Goatcher and Chris Ambrosino.
Training takes place at Cross-In-Hand on Monday at 7.15pm and on Saturday at 9am. Anyone interested is most welcome to turn up, irrespective of previous experience.