Saints lose their way in the fog
- Credit: Archant
Old Albanian Saints ladies rugby team lost 5-3 in a tight game at home to Romford & Gidea.
Played under the lights due to poor visibility on a foggy afternoon, both teams were keen to battle for the win but Saints will reflect on a number of missed opportunities.
A large number of scrums meant the battle up front was uncompromising and the tight exchanges were won by the Saints whose scrummaging prowess, that has been displayed all season, gave a platform for the backs.
On multiple occasions the Saints battered into the R&G defensive line and they finally got their reward thanks to a penalty from fly-half, Katie Robertson.
The home side continued to dominate territory and possession and put together some impressive phase play but errors at crucial times prevented them coming away with a try.
After the half time break, Saints moved away from the game plan which allowed the visitors to construct some of their own impressive attacking play, showing some good pace out wide and fine passing.
The pressure told and a splendid sequence of play from the visitors earned them a try in the left hand corner after a line-out and some slick passing from the right hand touchline.
- 1 Elderly woman chased knife-wielding stranger from her bedroom
- 2 Former Harpenden primary school teacher jailed for 138 years
- 3 Armed police seize machete from Sandpit Lane in St Albans
- 4 Rapist jailed for 15 years after kidnapping teen in Hemel Hempstead
- 5 Hertfordshire teen bullying victim given royal honour
- 6 Man seen walking 'naked from waist down' in Harpenden
- 7 Police probe into death of man in 20s at 'Kinky Towers' in Hertfordshire
- 8 Platinum Jubilee: Hertfordshire's royal visits in pictures
- 9 Explained: What the cost of living support package means for you
- 10 St Albans Pub Pride: Why we need to tackle monkeypox prejudice
The Saints did not give up and battled hard for the final few minutes, creating opportunities but again were guilty of not making the best decisions.
Despite the missed chances, Saints will be able to draw great confidence from some of the exciting rugby they have shown themselves capable of.