11 for 11

On the weekend of the 5th Garioch Ladies took on Ayr Rugby in another victory in Tennent's National 1 League and came out with a 64-14 win over the visitors at Kellands.

The Captain of Garioch Ladies Jess Silcocks praised the Garioch ladies for their adaptability and ability to further develop the squads game since the start of the season as they 'start to work as a pack'.

The hosts scored a total of 10 tries as Lorna Young, for two, Panashe Muzambe, Alisha Ross, Lindsey McDiarmid, for two, Nikki Simpson, Alana Davidson, Holly Duncan and Rheo Laurenson all crossed the whitewash with Alisha Ross converting and kicking a penalty. Garioch really stood up to the psychical threat posed by Ayr, whose solid running forwards game plan contrasted well with the home sides ambitious attacking approach.

With the 14 points coming from the visitors Garioch coped well and brought aspects from training onto the pitch in order to stamp their authority on the game.

For the Garioch ladies some changes were made and reshuffling was done as the substitute players came on later in the game but the impact that these players had on the game really indicates the quality of the squad's depth.

Both the Captain Jess Silcocks and Garioch DO were asked their thoughts on the game and what the ladies had been working on in training in order to make an impact in the game against Ayr.

Captain Silcocks was happy with the teams capability to identify space and use that instinct to work for tries. The captain also mentioned the structure of the game has been worked on with team play and linking the forwards with the backs in order to create a diligent attack and tight defence,"[we have been] working on moves and actually switching the play from side to side and identifying the space". This was highlighted by Nikki Simpson as the DO commented on the hard work done in training in order to secure this win and others in the future with the ladies "Working on game structure and setting up pods" and essentially "playing eyes up rugby".



The ladies took on Annan in a muddy final clash of the year yesterday to secure a bonus point win, article focusing on the game coming Tuesday.




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