Match Reports from: Coach Billy Henderson
70 plus girls played at U14/U16/U18 age levels at Violetbank last Saturday.
Teams attending were Cumnock, Moffat, Penrith, Stewatry, Carlisle and Ayr.
Some teams arrived with numerous players others arrived with just a few.
These festivals are designed to allow girls to have game time by joining up with other teams.
U14 Hornets – 8 aside games using ½ pitch, 10 mins games.
First game against Moffat/Ayr – 3:2 win to the Hornets.
Second game against Penrith – 3:2 win.
Third game against Moffat – 4:3 win.
Fourth game against Cumnock/Stewartry a 5:2 loss. However one of our prolific scorers was helping out the opposition.
After 8 a side games we all joined together to have a 15 aside game.
U18 Hornets – Only 8 girls in total so just played 4 v 4 games on a small pitch.
U16 Hornets – 8 aside games using ½ pitch, 10 mins games.
First game – Annan/Carlisle against Penrith, 3:2 win to Annan/Carlisle.
Second Game – Annan/Carlisle against Ayr/Stewatry, 2:1 win to Annan/Carlisle.
Finally all U18/U16 girls joined together:
Annan/Ayr/Stewatry against Penrith/Carlisle/Ayr for a 15 aside game.
7:3 win to Annan/Ayr/Stewatry.
This was a most enjoyable 15 aside game and the first time a lot of the girls have played 15 a side.
Best performers for the Hornets on the day were the unsung heroes who do the unseen work, winning ruck ball, gaining the hard yards, Adya Chierchia for example.
Pleased to see Heidi Jamieson having stepped up from U14 level to U16, settling in well and having her best game for Annan to date.
Thank you to all the supporters, fellow coaches, referees and ladies in The Grubber and helpers on the day, everyone doing their part to benefit girls rugby, very much appreciated.
A few of the Hornets