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Rugby: Vagas ladies claim win in final home game

Manx squad fight back to claim maximum points at Ballafletcher

Report by Dave Christian:

Vagabonds Ladies beat Leigh 33-25 in their final home fixture in Women's NC1 North West thanks to two decisive plays from skipper Lauren Ellison who intercepted twice to set up tries for her team.

A Sophie Henry try opened up proceedings for Vagas, but by half-an-hour they were 15-5 down after Katherine Deacle, Abi Kay and Rachel Downs all went in for Leigh at the other end. They restored their lead by half-time though after Jules Harrison and Sammie Macdonald touched down, with Macdonald’s two conversions giving them a 19-15 lead at the break.

In the second half Leigh briefly took the lead through a Helen Murtagh try. Lauren Ellison then struck with the first of her midfield interceptions. This earned Vagas a five metre penalty and Jess Swales crashed it over. Macdonald’s conversion put Vagas 26-20 in front. Leigh hit back with Deacle’s second of the game and with ten to play Vagas were just a point in front. 

Ellison then snaffled another midfield pass and she sent Clara Townsin over for the decisive try which Macdonald converted.


Results 1 April

Womens NC1 North West

Vagabonds 33-25 Leigh


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