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Tavistock U18's 43 - 0 Plymouth Albion U18's - What a Win!
Despite a wet and windy night the weather cleared on Sunday for Tavistock’s first league match of the season, indeed first league match ever.

From the start the combined forces of Tavistock and Newquay took the game to the visitors. Every loose ball was pounced on and within 10 minutes the home team were 14-0 up. Full back Alex Smith breaking through the gap the forwards had created both times. Frankie Rickard, the first half kicker, converted both tries from in front of the posts.

The next two tries came from winger Alice Stean. The first one a text book move from the back line, going through the hands of most of the backs from one side to the other very quickly, allowing Alice to score in the corner. Frankie converted the second try to make the half time score 26 0.

The next two tries came from the pack with flanker, Frankie and hooker, Charlie Notman putting in the finishing touches over the line. Fiona McCall converted one of them.

Plymouth Albion fought hard and never gave up, they came close to the Tavstock/Newquay line on a few occasions but the defence was unwilling to yield a score to the opposition.

With a lot of tired legs on the pitch,Alex broke through in the 76th minute and scored her third try of the game, which earned her player of the match. Fiona had a difficult angle for the conversion but was unlucky not to score when she hit the post. Final score 43.0. Alice Stean gained tackler of the match in a game where everyone had risen to the challenge, despite a 6th form party the evening before!

Next week the girls do not have a game as it is the annual Devon v Cornwall fixture for the Tamar Cup. Some Tavistock girls will be involved in this – Amy Neave and Florence Rodgers of the U15’s and Rachael Watson, Rosie Tidball and Alice Upcott were all selected for the county squads. As was injured England U18 player, Clara Nielson, who hopes to be fit for our next game against Liskeard leopards on the 14th November.

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