DMP Sharks first home game saw them welcome Premiership Champions, Richmond to the Northern Echo Arena.
Following a period of even pressure the deadlock was finally broken by a penalty from Katy McLean on 12 minutes, 3 – O to the Sharks.
Richmond soon struck back when Jo Watmore broke through the Shark’s defence for a touch down under the posts, which was converted 3 – 7 to Richmond
On the 30 minute mark, a line out inside the Shark’s 22 resulted in Richmond backs getting quick ball out to Watmore for a try in the corner, 3 -12 to Richmond.
On the stroke of half time Richmond were awarded a penalty try when Sharks were judged to have infringed the drive forward on their try line, again converted by Richardson, 3 – 19 to Richmond.
With the start of the second half, Richmond continued where they had left off, Watmore again popping up with a strong run resulting in a touch down, despite a valiant tackle attempt from Shark’s winger Julie Hope, Richardson added the 2 points, 3 – 26 to Richmond on 48 minutes.
Sharks continued to battle well but couldn’t capitalise on the pressure being applied, Inevitably Richmond broke away again on 75 minutes, when good interlink play between Richardson and Watmore resulted in a try again converted, 3 – 33 to Richmond.
Straight from the kick-off the Sharks counter attack forced a scrum inside Richmond’s five metre line. The Shark’s pack took control of the resulting scrum, driving over the try line for No 8 Jo Brown to dot down. McLean converted, 10 – 33 to Richmond , with 78 minutes on the clock.
The last move of the game saw Richmond’s centre Hannah Fields running in under the post following missed tackles, Richardson having the last word with the boot, taking the final score to DMP Sharks 10 – Richmond 40.
|21/09/2014||3:00 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|