Georgia Cooke named new Beccles youth ladies coach

BECCLES Ladies youth section have looked to the top and recruited Georgia Cooke as their new youth section coach.

Georgia has experience at playing at the highest level including England Under-20, and being part of the England Elite performance group.

The club made history recently when the U18 girl’s team played the first-ever game of rugby in the East region league, losing 15-5 to Colchester.

The team consists of local Beccles girls and players from Lowestoft & Yarmouth rugby club.

Playing against a strong side the Beccles girl rose to the occasion in front of a large crowd.

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However, they shipped an early breakaway try scored by Colchester’s Shelbi Davis, but rallied and pounded away at their opponents, eventually Georgia Murray going over, only to be held up over the line.

The resulting scrum went against the head and another run from Colchester’s Chloe Hayward, from inside her own half, resulted in a second try, the half ending 10-0 to the visitors.

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The second half was more of the same, strong tackling from the Beccles and Lowestoft girls kept the visitors camped in their own half. Holly Hayward and Hannah Clements stepped up as 9 and 10 to organise strong attacking lines and a solid defence from Beccles.

Relentless attacks from Beccles saw Shannon Ogilvie carrying the ball well and Jade Roberts and Daisy Murray ensuring that it was recycled. Eventually the pressure told and Beccles’ player-of-the-match Georgia Murray crashed over to score a well-deserved try. The final period of the game was more of the same but, by this time, scrums were uncontested due to the pressure from the Beccles’ forwards, all of who will soon be on Eastern Counties duty.

The last word went to the visitors with a third breakaway try, scored by Emma Goate.

Beccles Ladies are on the look-out for new players of any level and experience, they train on Wednesday evenings, and further details can be obtained from Liz Carpenter on 01379 668402

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