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Old Leamingtonians’ ladies Old Leamingtonians’ ladies

Steve Carpenter 25th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE UNBEATEN run at home continues for Old Leamingtonians’ ladies side after they thumped Wellingborough 62-5 on Sunday.

After suffering a narrow loss to Lutterworth in their last match, OLs went into Sunday’s Midlands NC One league match with a point to prove and they did just that by scoring no fewer than ten tries.

The hosts were ahead almost from the kick off when Kyra Gleeson had the ball under the posts for the first try which was converted by fly half Sam Smyth.

Within 20 minutes OLs scored three further tries after taking advantage of gaps in the Wellingborough defence, including an impressive run from the half-way line by centre Philippa Rawbone.

Towards the end of the first half, Wellingborough pushed back and mounted repeated attacks on OL’s try line before their persistence paid off to get in the scoreboard with an unconverted try.

However an injury to Wellingborough’s number 8 unfortunately meant they had to continue the match with 14 players.

OLs responded by putting another try past the visiting side as Smyth ran the ball over the line in the final minutes of the second half.

Leams continued to dominate the second half, putting a further five tries past the visiting side and almost doubling their score, with Smyth and full-back Alex Dixon both gaining hat tricks.

Winger Laura Shelton-Smith scored her first league try for OLs, while Captain Jen Vermeulen also put the ball under the posts.

This convincing win sees OLs maintain their current place at the top of the NC Midlands 1 table.

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