Partridge powers her way to a double hat-trick of tries in Topsham ladies’ win over Withycombe

PUBLISHED: 12:35 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:35 17 September 2018

Topsham ladies before their win over Withycombe. Picture CONTRRIBUTED

Topsham ladies before their win over Withycombe. Picture CONTRRIBUTED

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Topsham’s ladies secured their second win of the season with an emphatic 56-5 win over Withycombe.

In a lightning-fast start, Topsham took control with outside centre Rebecca Partridge scoring a hat-trick. With a 19-0 lead, the home side relaxed and played some delightful rugby, testament to their hard work on the training ground.

Withy scored the final try of the first half, just reward for their attacking intent.

In the second half Partridge secured a second hat-trick of tries, one of them with a surging run that started well inside her own half!

Topsham forwards, Meg Coombes, Tasha Curry and Kerry Ackerman, all got on the score sheet, with new girl Emily Owen scoring her first ever try in what was only her second ever outing.

Fly-half Ann Webb was awarded Back of the Match for some excellent backs organisation and passing accuracy, which set up most of the tries, and utility player Laura Harris secured a well-deserved Forward of the Match award for her efforts around the field, filling in around the park where players had picked up injuries.

Special mentions must go to new players Sue French and Kirstie Parker, who pulled on Topsham shirts for the first time, alongside brand new players Aimee Hunter and Lydia Robinson, who played their first ever game. All four players are a credit to the side and fit in superbly.

The Topsham coach applauded the team’s progression throughout the game “…it’s great to see the team evolve from start to 80 minutes. We began fast and frenetic, but after we’d settled, the structure and team play really shone and the positive feedback from the supporters was a real confidence boost…”

The final score of 56-5 means Topsham have scored 122 in their opening two games of the new season!

This Sunday (September 23), Topsham host the annual Devon Ladies’ 10s tournament. Spectators will be made most welcome and anyone interested in playing rugby will find it an ideal opportunity to meet most of the local teams.

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