DMP started the game strong, as a Wasps mistake led to an easy 3 points for Katy McLean to kick with the first few minutes, 0-3 to the visitors.
Shortly after this, DMP winger Jen Edwards made a break up the right wing to score, a try that was easily converted by McLean. These 7 points put the visitors up by 0-10 in the first 15 minutes.
Wasps fought back, with breaks from Dalena Dennison and Jane Leonard, yet they were unable to capitalise on these opportunities.
Another penalty was awarded to DMP, and despite being on the halfway line, McLean kicked the ball over the posts with ease, adding another 3 points to the Sharks lead, 13-0.
Minutes before halftime, McLean scored, however did not convert her own try. Half-time score 18-0.
Wasps showed more promise in the 2nd half. Defence was tight and kept DMP at bay throughout the next 40 minutes. Fresh legs added to the home side’s advantage, with England U20 player Ruth Dow coming on the pitch and scoring, in only her second game for the Wasps Premiership side. The try was unconverted, putting the score at 5-18.
More phases of play were put together, though a couple of opportunities were missed for the home side. Their break came from centre, Gemma Rowland, who got over the score line. Although unconverted, Wasps reduced the points difference, 10-18.
In the final minutes of the game, DMP crashed over the line with a try from a driven maul. The game ended at Wasps 10 – Darlington 23.
|19/10/2014||2:00 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|