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Review

Bristol Ladies fell to their first defeat of the season at the hands of a strong Richmond side.

Bristol were leading 14 – 5 at half time, but a strong fight back from the current Premiership leaders saw Bristol’s lead overturned as Richmond upped the tempo with three tries in the second half.

The home side started well, with Katie Mason scoring the first try of the game on 3 minutes courtesy of a fantastic offload by Sydney Gregson – Amber Reed converted. Richmond hit back after a spell of pressure on the Bristol defence with Emma Croker getting the score for Richmond.

Mason got her second of the afternoon just before the half time whistle, with Reed able to convert successfully.

Half time score 14 – 5 (2 tries, 2 conv – 1 try)

Richmond came into the second half strongly, stepping up the tempo and the pressure. The Bristol defence was tested throughout the half, with Richmond on the attack from the off.

The first Richmond try of the half came through Holly Myers, through some quick thinking from the forwards. Richmond capitalised on this, with a similar try coming about 6 minutes later through Vic Cornborough and again on the 75th minutes the, as Emma Croker crossed for her second of the afternoon. Abi Chamberlain converted all three.

Final score: Bristol Ladies 14 – 26 Bristol Ladies

Details

Date Time League Season
20/09/2015 2:45 pm Women's Premiership 2015-16

Venue

Portway Rugby Development Centre
Portway Rugby Development Centre, Portway, Sea Mills, Bristol, BS9 2HS