Worthing Warriors v Harwich and Dovercourt Match Report

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On Sunday the Warriors took on Harwich and Dovercourt, a traveling side from Essex. There was a brilliant atmosphere as the game kicked off with the Warriors looking really positive and raring to go. Harwich and Dovercourt started strong, putting lots of pressure on the Warriors defence, but the Warriors did not crumble and held their defensive line with huge amounts of strength and teamwork. The first try came from the traveling side who exploited an overlap, scoring between the posts making for an easy conversion. The Warriors responded with force, with some huge tackles coming from Giorgia Palethorpe and were able to catch Harwich on the back foot resulting in Leanne Lampard scoring the team’s first try of the season. There were huge amounts of positivity and motivation from the Warriors leading into the second half and it didn’t take long for them to break through the game line. A well-timed pass and some great speed from Lauren Owens gave the Warriors a three point lead. Harwich and Doverport retaliated quickly scoring their second try. The Warriors continued to work tirelessly and soon Saz Longhurst, after controlling the back line superbly, broke through and scored the third and final try for the Warriors. An unfortunate high tackle resulted in one of the Warriors being yellow card just seven minutes from the final whistle. This left a gap in the defense that Harwich and Doverport were able to exploit resulting in a converted try in the last play of the game making the final score 15-19. The scoreline may not have been quite what the Warriors had hoped for they had so much to be proud in what will certainly be one of their best games of the season. The end rewards deservedly went to Gabie Archer for the back of the match, Jess Holdstock for forward and Lucy Unsted as player of the match. The Warriors look forward to their next league game on November 24th away to Tonbridge Juddians.