Touch of class from Davis inspires Wellesbourne

Wellesbourne Ladies celebrate their tournament win. Picture submitted
Wellesbourne Ladies celebrate their tournament win. Picture submitted

Claire Davis was named player of the tournament after her hat-trick helped Wellesbourne Ladies win the third tournament of the 2017 North East Midlands Touch League at Newbold-on-Avon RFC.

Wellesbourne made a solid start with two tries from Natasha Rose and one from Catriona Rollason giving them a 3-1 win over current league leaders Camp Hill.

The ladies found themselves trailing 1-0 at half-time to a pacy Old Laurentians side but were transformed in the second half as tries from captain Becky Hart and vice-captain Rose gave them another win.

Hart doubled her tally in the following game against Berkswell and Balsall, with Rollason and Cathy Young also crossing to give them a 3-0 success.

Wellesbourne secured pole position in their group when they overwhelmed league newcomers Pinley 6-0 courtesy of a hat-trick from Hart, two from Davis and a Rollason touchdown.

The victory earned them a place in the final where they came up against 2016 league champions Stratford.

Wellesbourne made a storming start with Davis crossing soon after kick-off.

However, a quick response from Stratford levelled the scores.

A determined Davis scored her second try of the game only for Stratford to hit back and make it 2-2.

Both sides pressed for the victory and it was the excellent Davis who settled the game, diving over for her hat-trick try.

n Wellesbourne train every Thursday (7pm to 9pm) at the Home Guard Club, Tiddington and welcome new players of any ability, aged 13 and up.