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Report | Tigers win away at Kenilworth

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Leicester Tigers continued their unbeaten run in the Women’s Championship North with a 39-5 away victory over Kenilworth Women on Saturday afternoon.

A first-half double from Lucrezia Iavarone helped Leicester lead by five at the break before five tries in the second-half secured the 34-point win.

The result sees Tigers remain in top spot on the league ladder after eight rounds, five competition points ahead of Cheltenham Tigers Women who defeated Barnsley in their Round 8 fixture.

It was 13 minutes before the scoreboard attendant was put to work when the home side took advantage of ill-discipline from their Leicester counterparts and a quick-tap from close range caught the Tigers napping.

Only four minutes later, in the first chance for the visitors inside the Kenilworth half, the ball was moved quickly to the right and Iavarone did the rest from 35m out.

Both sides traded blows for almost 20 minutes before the final points of a hard-fought first-half came on the back of some quick-thinking and hands from Tigers.

A clearing kick from Kenilworth failed to find touch and, only a few phases in to their counter attack, Molly Sanghera and Georgia Westwood combined to send Iavarone in for her second.

The five-point lead at the break was extend to 10 within two minutes of the second-half being underway, when Bryany Chalk crossed out wide.

Only 10 minutes later and Westwood had her fifth of the season when the second-rower burst on to a pass 10m out and bumped off two defenders before reaching out to slam the ball down.

Molly Draycott converted the bonus-point score to extend the lead to 17 points with half an hour remaining.

A forward-pass ruling on the hour mark denied Draycott a try before, six minutes later, Sam Williams dived over down the short side.

The hooker had her second only minutes later when, on the back of a quick-tap from Morgan Richardson had Kenilworth back-tracking, she crashed through the last line of defence.

Williams was denied a hat-trick in the dying stages of the match after a driving maul took the Tigers across the try-line but was ruled hed up, however, Draycott reversed her misfortunate from the 60th minute when she found her way over in the final minute and converted to seal the win.

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

KW 5-10 LEI

FT ScoreFull Time Score

KW 5-39 LEI

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Mark Challis

Kenilworth Women
Kenilworth Women
5

Full Time

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
39
Kenilworth Women
KOHTFT
Leicester Tigers

Commentary

FINAL WHISTLE

Tigers score seven tries in a 39-5 win over Kenilworth Women and continued their unbeaten run in the Women’s Championship North 1 competition.

CLOSE FIRST HALF

Tigers lead 10-5 against Kenilworth Women with two first-half tries from outside back Lucrezia Iavarone.

KICK-OFF

Tigers and Kenilworth Women get the game underway at The Jack Davies Memorial Ground in Round 8 of the Women's Championship North 1 season.


Team news | Tigers side to play Kenilworth Women

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Leicester Tigers have named the matchday squad to play Kenilworth Women on Saturday (December 3) at The Jack Davies Memorial Ground in Round 8 of the Women’s Championship North League.

The Tigers Women’s side return to league action for the first time since their last-start, 87-0 victory over Harrogate Ladies a fortnight ago at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

Molly Sanghera makes her first start of the Championship campaign alongside Rebecca Church and Sam Williams in the Tigers front-row.

Out wide, Lucrezia Iavarone returns to the starting line-up on the wing to join Zoe Evans and Molly Draycott in the Leicester back-three.

Charlotte Fray and Charlotte Daley are in line for their league debuts after being included among the replacements. 

STARTING XV
15 Molly Draycott
14 Lucrezia Iavarone
13 Bryany Chalk 
12 Abi Gordon
11 Zoe Evans
10 Natasha Jones (c)
9 Amy Relf
1 Rebecca Church
2 Sam Williams
3 Molly Sanghera
4 Georgia Westwood
5 Ella-Mae Fereday
6 Becky Noon (vc)
7 Zoe Warrington
8 Kat Turner

REPLACEMENTS
16 Ofure Ugiagbe  
17 Ali Gale  
18 Charlotte Fray  
19 Morgan Richardson
20 Holly Williams  
21 Louisa Burgham  
22 Charlotte Daley

Form Guide
Form
L----
Last Match
Lost to Leicester Tigers 5-39
Past Meeting
Lost 5-39
Form
Last Match
Past Meeting
Form
DWWWW
Last Match
Beat Loughborough Town Ladies 34-10
Past Meeting
Won 39-5

Matchday Live

Kenilworth Women5
Kenilworth Women
Leicester Tigers39
Leicester Tigers
Full Time