Blues Ladies finish their 2019 home games with a bang

Try scorers  Rhian Swift, Emily Carrington, Awen Prysor, Holly Couzens, Jen Blume, Amber Starr-Palmer

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Haverfordwest Ladies 73-0 Ynysddu Ladies

Haverfordwest Ladies enjoyed an emphatic victory over Ynysddu in their final home game of the year – and perhaps more pleasing was that they were able to field 18 club players during a season where they have seriously struggled for numbers.

There were hat-tricks for Scarlets duo Rhian Swift and Awen Prysor, with Army wing Amber Starr-Palmer getting two tries. Holly Couzens, Emily Carrington and Lampeter’s Jen Blume also got their names on the scoresheet, with Couzens adding 8 conversions and Joanna Price one.

 Emma Summons on the break

Old-times return to the bench

Price was one of a few returning players who made second-half cameos from the bench, including Maria Phillips and Natasha Thomas.

Inspired by sister Lisa’s Wales display on Saturday, Scarlets forward Jana Neumann impressed in the second row alongside captain Ali Hopson-Griffiths, while Christine Selby was solid on her debut.

Hat-trick hero Rhian Swift

Ynysddu battle hard throughout

Ynysddu, to their credit, made the long trip west with a bare 14, but preferred not to use players offered to them, so Haverfordwest matched numbers, and the visitors’  forwards, in particular Stephanie Feeney, carried tirelessly and it took several defenders to bring her to ground.  But there was no consolation for their efforts as Haverfordwest’s defence held tight. 

Haverfordwest will be hoping for similar squad numbers so they can travel to Deri Diamonds next Sunday in what will be their final game of the year.  Training is at Sir Thomas Picton School astroturf at 7pm on Thursdays.

Haverfordwest: Rhian Swift, Christine Selby, Ceri Coleman-Phillips, Amber Starr-Palmer, Delyth Foster, Nia Gwyther, Holly Couzens, Emma Simmons, Katy Lewis, Hayley-May Thomas, Natasha Thomas, Jana Neumann, Ali Hopson-Griffiths, Awen Prysor, Emily Carrington, Delyth Foster, Jen Blume, Emily Busch, Maria Phillips, Joanna Price.

Awen Prysor congratulates Nia Swift