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Date Time League Season
March 2, 2024 5:00 pm Premiership Women's Rugby 2023-2024


Match Report

Trailfinders Women lost 38-10 to Bristol Bears Women in their PWR clash at TFSC.

Tries from Cristina Blanco and Vicky Laflin were not enough on a tough outing under the lights, which leaves Trailfinders Women seventh in the PWR table.

The home side opened the scoring from a brilliant one-two move off the lineout which left Cristina Blanco free to cruise over the line in the corner. The conversion was missed.

Bristol hit back as they capitalised on successive Trailfinders penalties, with Gwenllian Pyrs crashing over the whitewash off the pick and go. Amber Reed added the extras.

Discipline continued to be costly for the home side, and Bristol took full advantage again as Lark Atkin-Davis scored a try off the rolling maul. Reed was unable to convert.

Bears were then reduced to 14 as Hannah Botterman was sent to the sin bin.

Trailfinders Women took full advantage as Julia Schell put in a delightful cross-field kick to Laflin, who used her burst of pace to outrun the last defender and score superbly. The conversion was missed.

Just before the stroke of halftime, Bristol extended their lead through Lark Atkin-Davis again, as she burst through a defender to crash over the line. Reed added the conversion to leave the score 12-19 at the break.

Atkin-Davis started the second half just as she finished the first, this time scoring off the rolling maul for her third of the day. Reed couldn’t add the extras.

The rest of the second half was a cagey affair, with Trailfinders consistently threatening and much the better side, but unable to reduce the deficit.

In the closing stages Bristol scored yet another try off the rolling maul, this time from Lana Skeldon. Meryl Smith’s conversion was successful.

Bristol Bears finished the game off ruthlessly with a try from the last play of the game, as a big breakaway set up the away side on Trailfinders five-metre line, and Skeldon scored her second in a matter of minutes off the pick and go. Smith added the extras to leave the final score 38-10.

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