Match Report: Saracens Girls 47 Sale Sharks Girls 18


Written by Jonathon Bray.

Poppy Cleall scored a sensational 20 minute hat-trick as Saracens Girls stormed to a 47-18 bonus level win in opposition to Sale Sharks within the Allianz Premier 15s.

Cleall (3) and Tamara Taylor scored in a convincing first half show earlier than Emma Uren, Could Campbell and Mackenzie Carson crossed the whitewash within the second half.

Jess Roberts scored a transformed strive for Sale and Lauren Delaney touched down after a surprising solo effort but it surely wasn’t sufficient to cease Alex Austerberry’s aspect.

The primary couple of minutes noticed Sarries dominate, successful a sequence of penalties to march into Sale territory earlier than a trademark Cleall choose and go from inside 5 meters opened the scoring.

The England worldwide’s strive was transformed by Zoe Harrison earlier than Taylor scored a transformed strive from a superbly executed lineout drive simply minutes later.

Sale recovered from this early set again, opting to kick a penalty by way of Daley-McLean to cut back the deficit to eleven factors after a interval of sustained strain.

Nonetheless, Sarries gained a scrum penalty which Poppy Cleall took rapidly, catching Sale off guard to attain her second of the match.

Cleall accomplished a 20 minute hat-trick moments after the primary water break as she picked up the ball from 5 meters out and stormed by way of three Sale gamers to attain a transformed attempt to put Saracens Girls 26-3 forward.

Sale didn’t give in and kicked one other penalty by way of Daley-McLean.

Then after ripping the ball out of Saracens fingers, Sale gained a penalty 5 meters out which Roberts took rapidly earlier than discovering a spot within the dwelling sides defence to attain. The strive was transformed.

The Girls in Black began the second-half with their fifth strive of the afternoon following a strong hand-off from Uren who completed intelligently within the nook.

Their sixth was scored by way of Campbell, who’s lineout throwing had been excellent all day, and she or he was rewarded with one other strive from a driving maul.

Sale then scored a improbable strive by way of Delaney who burst down the fitting wing after catching a Crossfield kick earlier than chipping the ball over the Saracens defensive position and regaining it to attain.

Alternative hooker Carson then broke a deal with earlier than stepping the Sale full again to place Saracens again in management with simply 5 minutes remaining to finish the sport.

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