Search

Lakenham leave it late to seal title

14:44 20 April 2012

Lakenham Ladies crack open the champagne at Hilltops after winning their final game of the season to clinch promotion.

Lakenham Ladies crack open the champagne at Hilltops after winning their final game of the season to clinch promotion.

Archant

Lakenham-Hewett Ladies were crowned champions of RFUW Championship Midlands 2 after a 27-0 win over Stoneygate at Hilltops.

The Norfolk team were sitting second in the table behind Nottingham BC with their final match to play and needed a five try bonus point win to take the title.

A drop off pass from fly-half Chrissy Lawrence to bustling inside centre Kate Hodgkinson saw her power through two defenders to touch down for Lakenham’s first try. Hodgkinson added the extras.

No 8 Angela Wadham ran in for Lakenham’s second try of the game to make it 12-0 at the break.

Chloe Baker opened the second half scoring after a great pass from wing Gemma Nicholls and with 12 minutes left to get two tries elusive runner Ellie Varney put Lakenham four tries up. It was then left to Wadham, Lakenham’s top try scorer, to stretch for the line to touch down for that all important fifth try just as the clock reached the final minute. All that was required was for Lakenham to collect the restart and as Lawrence kicked the ball to touch the cheers rang out around Hilltops and the celebrations began.

Lakenham have little time to enjoy their victory as the reality of promotion play-offs looms large and with many players retiring they must begin to rebuild their squad ready for the battles ahead.

Captain Chloe Travis summed up the team’s success, saying: “It’s great to get the win and finish top. We’ve worked really hard this year to improve our attack and finishing as the league’s top points scorers and with the league’s top kicker shows just how far we’ve come. To compete we need to build a strong confident squad and would welcome anyone who wanted to join us.”

0 comments

Other North Norfolk sport

Tue, 06:30
Wroxham, blue, need all the help they can get at the moment. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Wroxham will be hoping for a helping hand from their Norfolk Ryman League rivals as they look to climb immediately back out of the relegation zone.

Mon, 10:48
Callum Taylor in action for England U19s during their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Sri Lanka. Picture: ICC

England’s youngsters were beaten by Sri Lanka in their quarter-final meeting at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, despite a fine knock from Norfolk’s Callum Taylor.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Interim boss Chris Wigger has overseen two defeats since filling the void left by Stewart Larter at Wroxham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

After two defeats in their last two games, including a heartbreaking 4-3 injury-time loss against Redbridge last Saturday, Wroxham meet another team in the drop-zone, writes Adrian Gowling.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Action from North Walsham's match. Photo: Hywel Jones

Barking 13 N Walsham 22

Most Read

Mon, 10:48
Callum Taylor in action for England U19s during their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Sri Lanka. Picture: ICC

England’s youngsters were beaten by Sri Lanka in their quarter-final meeting at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, despite a fine knock from Norfolk’s Callum Taylor.

Read more
Callum Taylor
FA Cup match, Norwich United v Wisbech Town. Norwich United manager Damian Hilton. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United chairman John Hilditch admitted Damian Hilton’s decision to leave the Planters and take over at Wroxham had caught him by surprise.

Read more
Stewart Larter
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Walsham gymnasts line up for the camera.

North Walsham Sport Centre Gymnastics Club entered 10 gymnasts (pictured above) into the County Level 5 Competition held at Norwich Gymnastics Club.

Read more
Tue, 06:30
Wroxham, blue, need all the help they can get at the moment. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Wroxham will be hoping for a helping hand from their Norfolk Ryman League rivals as they look to climb immediately back out of the relegation zone.

Read more
Stewart Larter
Friday, February 5, 2016
Action from North Walsham's match. Photo: Hywel Jones

Barking 13 N Walsham 22

Read more
Tom Williams

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition