Worcester were soundly beaten by an impressive Sharks team and the crowd braving the blustery conditions were treated to a master class in fly half play by Sharks’ and England Captain, Katy McLean.
From the kick off Sharks attacked with passion, denying Worcester possession for long periods in the game and even when the home side had the ball, a series of handling errors passed the advantage back to the visitors.
McLean made excellent use of the wind in the first half, kicking intelligently to the corners and exposing Worcester’s weakness in the line out. The home side gained no respite in the second half as the wind cruelly for them, changed direction to keep the advantage with Sharks.
McLean opened the scoring with a penalty after 8 minutes and increased their lead with try from the very lively Fiona Davidson, and further try from McLean, who also took the extras to give Sharks a 0-15 lead at half time.
Stern words from the Worcester coaches saw a more determined effort at the opening of the second period with a try on 45 minutes from Worcester’s outstanding player, Bianca Blackburn. Goddard took the extras. However, their comeback was short-lived as McLean added her second try, also converting minutes later, then added a penalty.
The home side rallied and Blackburn again crossed the line and the Goddard conversion on 76 minutes gave the home side some hope salvaging the game, but Sharks were undaunted pressing to the end with a try from Emily Hunter, again converted by the excellent McLean.
This was a disappointing performance form Worcester who were outplayed in every department and must compose themselves for the final league game at Lichfield next Sunday, January 18th before returning to the Senior Cup campaign.
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|11/01/2015||2:00 pm||Women's Premiership||2014-15|
|Offerton Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR3, UK|