Lady Blues gain emphatic victory in Tumble

Haverfordwest Ladies 


Tumble Ladies 5 - Haverfordwest Ladies 55

Haverfordwest  Ladies backed up a convincing home win against Old Penarthians with an emphatic victory on the road against Tumble on Sunday, 25 April. 
The Blues welcomed back some old faces, most notably Nina Bishop, who has been missing for the past few seasons while she trained to become a full-time firefighter – and the veteran forward rolled back the years and proved an unstoppable force once again with two superb tries. 

Bishop back with a bang

Bishop could have celebrated a hat-trick, but after a 60-metre solo run dropped the ball on the try line. She could be forgiven though as she had been up all night putting out a barn fire! 
There were also a couple of tries for experienced flanker Emily Carrington, and one for the captain Jana Neumann, who enjoyed her run out at number eight.  
Tati Richards ran in a try from the wing, while Rhian Swift showed good pace from full-back to cross for a score. Poppy Lewis also got on the scoresheet, as did fly-half Elin Williams, who converted five of the tries.  

Coach Clout impressed by performance

Head coach Jeff Clout handed debuts to Kelly Thompson, a former Welsh athletics champion hurdler, and Leah Jones, both of whom impressed in their first outing. 

There were also welcome returns from injury for Lucy French and Jodie Williams, while the ever-reliable Emma Summons once again had a fine game from scrum-half. 
Haverfordwest will return to action at Pembroke Road on Sunday, 8 May, when they will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season against Dowlais. 
Haverfordwest Ladies’ Squad: Natasha Thomas, Rachel Barton, Jodie Williams, Lucy French, Jana Neumann, Christine Selby, Ali Hopson-Griffiths, Maria Smith Fernandez, Becky Osbourne, Emily Carrington, Delyth Foster, Bethan Phillips, Leah Jones, Emma Summons, Elin Williams, Tati Richards, Nina Bishop, Lilly Arnold, Georgia Smith, Rhian Swift, Poppy Lewis, Jess James, Kelly Thompson.