Worthing Warriors defeat Tonbridge Juddians to record first league win of the season

Worthing Warriors secured their first win of the Women's National Challenge South East East 1 campaign with a 41-39 away victory over Tonbridge Juddians on Sunday.

Thursday, 29th November 2018, 2:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:53 am
Worthing Warriors celebrate their first league victory of the season. All pictures courtesy of Rachael Ferris.

Gabie Archer kicked things off breaking through the defence and scoring the Warriors’ first try. Tonbridge quickly restarted but the ball ended up in the hands of Jasmine Spalding who ran three quarters of the length of the pitch to score as Saz Longhurst easily converted.

Tonbridge responded with two tries, one of which was converted drawing the teams level.

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Action from Worthing Warrior's trip to Tonbridge Juddians on Sunday.

After the restart Lauren Owens battled through to score which was converted by Longhurst. Tonbridge scored four more tries but Worthing kicked penalty points before Archer scored her second.

Alicia Pestell made a break to score her first ever try before Tonbridge scored, bringing the score to 39-41.

Coach Phil Lavill said: “The Warriors played with heart and went out and just enjoyed their rugby, moved the ball around and had fun. It was a much needed win for the team after narrowly losing their last game.”

The Warriors next league fixture is on Saturday, December 9 as they host Romford & Gildea Park.

Worthing Warriors overcame Tonbridge Juddians 41-39 to pick up their first league victory of the season.