Sensational Supermarine Ladies retain Plate title

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Supermarine Ladies won the Women’s Intermediate Plate in sensational style as they beat Darlington Ladies 42-12 on Sunday.

The Swindon side made a good start from the kick-off as they played a fierce attacking game and pressed the Darlington back line early on.

Supermarine came inches away from breaking the deadlock when captain Claire Legg looked set to cross the whitewash but a for a last-gasp interception.

Darlington however were unable to ship the ball out of their half and Supermarine took full advantage with a series of strong phases setting up centre Harriet Marshall to score on 12 minutes.

And Supermarine extended their lead soon after the restart when Jenny Benton’s 60-metre run down the wing saw her crash over the line with Nat Williams converting.

Claire Chard then put Supermarine well in control of the match on 20 minutes as she scored after a good passage of play with Sam Gooch and Legg.

Five minutes later Supermarine scored their fourth try of the match when Aileen Douglas crossed the whitewash.

And Supermarine still found time to add another try just before the break with Chard scoring in the corner on 35 minutes.

Darlington fought back after the restart but after Supermarine regained possession, Gooch scored to further increase their advantage.

A lapse in concentration saw Darlington score a converted try but Supermarine hit straight back with Chard going over the line for her hat-trick.

On 60 minutes, Gooch took full advantage of a Darlington fumble to score from a quick pick-and-go.

Great defending by Chard denied Darlington what looked to be a definite try although the Northerners did have the last say of the game, scoring late on.

Ultimately though it was Supermarine’s day as they retained their Intermediate Plate title in style.