It was a very different Richmond team that took to the field at the Athletic ground with Alice Richardson, Becky Essex, Annabel Sergeant, Jackie Shiels, Ellisha Dee, Sam McCarthy, Abi Chamberlain, Fran and Alex Matthews all missing through injury.
Lichfield started strongly with a try from centre Vicky Jackson after 6 minutes. Richmond scrum half Amy Turner, making a welcome return after 2 and a half years out, was heard round the ground shouting instructions to the Richmond forwards after some slow play around the breakdown.
Lichfield added their 2nd try on the half-hour mark through fullback Sarah Nicholas before fly half Tash Jones added the 3rd to give Lichfield a 15-0 lead. Richmond hit back right on halftime with a try from hooker Emma Croker to make it 5-15 going into the break.
Richmond started the 2nd half brighter with a try from flanker Tess Forsberg to make it 10-15. However Lichfield continued to pressure Richmond at the breakdown and force errors. The game remained at 10-15 until 65 minutes when Richmond fly half Jayne Goodliffe scored however she could not convert. 15-15.
The last 15 minutes saw both sides press frantically for the win however too many errors crept into the game and the score remain tied at 15-15.
|28/09/2014||2:00 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|
|Richmond Athletic Ground|
|The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SF|