Joy for Harpenden youngsters as victory in dramatic game takes them to national semi-final

PUBLISHED: 13:24 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:51 01 April 2018

Harpenden U15 girls' celebrate their victory over Ellingham & Ringwood in the Area Two final.

Harpenden U15 girls' celebrate their victory over Ellingham & Ringwood in the Area Two final.

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Harpenden Rugby Club’s U15 girls provided much celebration as they moved into the semi-finals of a national tournament.

Harpenden U15 girls' are through to the national semi-final.Harpenden U15 girls' are through to the national semi-final.

The girls made the trip to Hampshire to play Ellingham & Ringwood in the Area Two Cup final.

And after a see-saw game they came out on top after a 27-27 draw, claiming passage after scoring more tries than their hosts.

It was a nerve-wracking end as they waited for confirmation from the rule book but the management were ultimately delighted at their team’s effort.

They said: “The girls showed utmost respect throughout for their opponents who understandably were upset at the end by the loss: our girls accepted their victory with dignity and grace.

“There were numerous individual performances of note but this is a squad game and all the girls put in a shift to get us across the line.”

They will now play at Royal Wootton Bassett on April 15.

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