Kenilworth Ladies overpower Buxton in 10-try win
Kenilworth Ladies' fine start to their inaugural season continued on Saturday as they defeated fellow newcomers Buxton by 54-12 at Glasshouse Lane, scoring 10 tries in the process, writes Sophie Freestone.
Kenilworth's first try came inside the first five minutes as they attacked well inside the Buxton 22 to allow Gemma Gilleece to cross for the opening try of the match. The second soon followed, this time courtesy of full back Vicky Kerr, after the ball was worked well to the right of Buxton's 22 to give the home side a 10-0 lead in as many minutes.
Their lead was soon extended further as Kenilworth scored three tries in the following ten minutes. The first of these came from fly half Sarah Munday who found herself crossing on the left wing. Number eight Caroline Spence also got her name on the score sheet, before Munday crossed for her second of the match to give Kenilworth a comfortable 27-0 lead after just 22 minutes. A sixth try was added in a superb performance by flanker Janine McComiskey.
Despite the deficit, Buxton did not give up, and their efforts were rewarded with an excellent try from their fly half who scored under the posts after a fantastic run on the left wing from inside her own half. The converted try took the score to 32-7. Kenilworth responded as Spence added her second of the afternoon, scoring under the posts straight after the restart following a great run through the middle. Buxton then scored a second on the right wing after a well worked move and some great passing to make the score 37-12.
It wasn't long, however, before Kenilworth were back on the score board, with Gilleece scoring her second try before right wing Phoebe Howells made her way over to the opposite wing to score in the corner. Centre Maddie Massey's late converted try sealed a comfortable victory for Kenilworth, who travel to Amber Valley this weekend.