Saints fly past RAF
PUBLISHED: 11:35 12 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 06 May 2010
OA Saints 47 RAF 5 OA Saints recorded a comfortable 47-5 win when they took on the Royal Air Force. Emma Nichol touched down for the first Saints try and then fly half Sarah McKenna intercepted a pass and touched down under the posts to double the home si
OA Saints 47 RAF 5
OA Saints recorded a comfortable 47-5 win when they took on the Royal Air Force.
Emma Nichol touched down for the first Saints try and then fly half Sarah McKenna intercepted a pass and touched down under the posts to double the home side's lead.
The Saints put the RAF under immense pressure and forced a fumble which allowed scrum half Kim Stephens to touch down.
The Saints next score came from No.8 Leah Carey who raced onto McKenna's grubber kick to score under the posts.
The RAF fought back and put a lot of pressure on the Saints defence but it held firm and there was no way through for the opposition.
A well executed move in midfield created the space for Carey to crash over for her second try taking the half time score to 33-0.
The Saints made a number of changes at half time but this didn't disrupt the rhythm of the side with replacement lock Naomi Bunch putting in some crunching tackles to halt the RAF's attacks.
Carey completed her hat-trick with a superb solo try running all of 50m and handing off the RAF fullback to cross the white wash which King converted superbly.
The Saints blasted back up the field with great attacking runs from the forwards. Close pressure from the forwards saw Hooker Nadia Brannon stopped just inches short by the RAF full back.
A short pop pass from replacement fly half, Nat Danger to McKenna, now at 12, saw McKenna run 50m and under the posts with King converting.
The final pressure came from the RAF, who were determined not to give up.
In the closing minutes of the game a quick penalty saw the RAF hooker halted on the try line, quick clinical rucking from the RAF saw them pick up and dive over for five points, and claiming the final points of the game.