National Challenge SE1 League - Rosslyn Park 13 Woodbridge Amazons 29

A sustained period of pressure from the hosts eventually allowed number 4 Smith to score a converted try on 12 minutes.

Micklewright added a further three points for the hosts from a penalty before Woodbridge’s ruck began to work better, Stearn eventually going over for a try.

The half ended with Woodbridge lapsing back into scrappy rucking and conceding another three points to Micklewright.

Woodbridge began the second half better and, within seven minutes, scored a try through Johnson.

Shortly afterwards, Stearn added to her tally with another try after a run from her own 22.

Injuries beset both sides and Rosslyn countered regularly, their number 10 very nearly breaking through on the right.

However Rickard tapped an Amazons penalty to score from her own 22 and the visitors’ forwards kept up the pressure, off-loading from a scrum on the hosts’ 22 for Stopard-Baker to make it four tries in the second half, and a convincing 13-29 at the close.

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