OA Saints shut out Hampstead for win number three

PUBLISHED: 15:47 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:47 20 October 2015

Emma Craphorn breaks Hampstead's defensive line in last season's fixture

Emma Craphorn breaks Hampstead's defensive line in last season's fixture

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Old Albanian Ladies picked up their third Women’s Championship South East Two win of the season with an impressive 10-0 success at Hampstead.

A try by Claire McKenna was converted by Katie Robertson, who also kicked a penalty to complete a perfect afternoon for the Saints.

The try came in the first half, a period dominated by the Saints front row of Hannah Tan, Emma Cramphorn and Ros Wiggins.

Kat Josephides linked with Charlie Fredrickson on the crash ball and the space it created gave McKenna the room to embark on an inspired, 50m mazy sprint.

She danced her way past several defenders to score under the posts.

The pack in general was causing Hampstead a number of problems, not least thanks to the fast rucking of Kate Barnes.

The pressure forced Hampstead into penalties and from one of these Robertson slotted home to make it 10-0 at the break.

But despite strong running from Robyn King and McKenna, the Saints couldn’t convert their efforts into more points in the second half.

And had it not been for hard work from the likes of Alice Finn and Lauren Battersby, Hampstead may have conjured up a score of their own.

It was not to be though and the Saints can now prepare for the visit of undefeated Beckenham on November 1.

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