Match Report: Saracens Ladies 34 Exeter Chiefs Ladies 21


Written by Jonny Bray.

Saracens Ladies avenged January’s defeat to Exeter Chiefs with a 34-21 comeback win within the Allianz Premier 15s.

Donna Rose scored in a troublesome opening half for Alex Austerberry’s aspect earlier than Lotte Clapp Vicky Fleetwood and Could Campbell accomplished a heroic comeback after the break.

Rachel Johnson (2) and Sachiko Kato scored Exeter’s first half tries after two yellow playing cards to Could Campbell and Eloise Hayward and crossed the whitewash for Chiefs within the second half.

Zoe Harrison put Sarries forward with a penalty from in entrance of the posts after she put her aspect within the opposition half via wonderful tactical kicking.

Moments later, Lotte Clapp burst down the best wing earlier than Rose appeared behind a ruck to select up the ball and rating a transformed strive from a couple of meters out.

Exeter then had a interval of possession which featured quite a few line breaks and after a strong decide from a scum by Linde Van Der Velden, Johnson scored from brief vary off the again of the ensuing ruck.

Her strive was transformed and issues obtained worse for the Ladies in Black as each Could Campbell and Eloise Hayward have been proven yellow playing cards.

Exeter have been on the ascendency and scored after the second yellow was proven as a collection of decide and goes resulted in Kato scoring Exeter’s second transformed strive of the afternoon.

Because the clock went purple for half-time, Johnson scored her second transformed strive for Exeter after one other spectacular collection of decide and goes put her in place from two meters out to place Chiefs 21-10 forward at half time.

Because the second half commenced Saracens have been again on the races, with Harrison kicking her second penalty of the match.

Clapp then hit an excellent line off Harrison’s inside shoulder within the centre of the Chiefs 22 to attain with 20 minutes remaining and one level between the 2 groups.

The stress was rising as Saracens set a driving maul from a penalty kick to the nook, and the comeback was full as Fleetwood scored from a decide and go after the maul was collapsed.

With six minutes remaining, Campbell scored from the again of a lineout drive to provide Sarries some respiratory room and to proceed her sensational scoring type.

Harrison capped a wonderful kicking efficiency with a mesmerising conversion from the best aspect of the pitch and Saracens as soon as once more confirmed energy in defence to carry onto the win.

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