Stormy Saints blow Beckenham away

Robyn King makes a line break

Robyn King makes a line break - Credit: Archant

OA Saints made a happy return to Woollams with a 17-5 victory over Beckenham Ladies.

Steph Leddington leads the forwards on a drive

Steph Leddington leads the forwards on a drive - Credit: Archant

Two tries from Claire McKenna and one from Robyn King gave Saints the win against a Beckenham side who started the day second in the league.

Despite the cloudy skies on Sunday, the rain stayed away.

However, there was no respite for the visitors who suffered a stormy first 40 minutes.

After a cagey opening, Saints took the lead on 22 minutes when King found space and went over in the corner.

And despite an enforced reshuffle in the Saints backline, as scrum-half Nicky Cameron went off for a head injury assessment, they grabbed a second soon after.

This time McKenna, King’s partner in the centres, scored in the opposite corner.

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She got her second before half-time, the score being converted by King.

Beckenham’s coaches must have had some strong words for their team at half-time and they came out raring to go.

Saints kept their composure under increased Beckenham pressure, but despite several good breaks by the forwards were unable to convert their pressure into points.

Beckenham finished the game off with a score in the corner, mauling the ball over the line from 10 metres out.

Saints’ next match is away to league-leaders Blackheath on November 29, with Romford & Gidea the next visitors to Woollams on December 13.

The Saints are also on the lookout for new players. Any woman, aged 18 and over, are welcome to come down to training on a Monday or Wednesday evening at Woollams.

The Junior Saints (U13 up to U18) also train there on a Wednesday evening.

New players of all ages and ability will be warmly welcomed and no experience is needed.

For more details see the facebook page,