Dec 02, 2018
Austerberry lauds clinical second half
Saracens Women head coach Alex Austerberry was delighted with his team’s performance in the 63-0 defeat of Worcester Valkyries on Saturday, particularly the second half.
The Women in Black were 22-0 up at the break and very much in control, but after half-time were utterly ruthless, scoring seven tries and showing no let-up in their pursuit of a whitewash victory.
Georgie Lingham scored a hat-trick of tries, demonstrating just why she was picked for both England National Academy autumn fixtures, and the entire team display pleased Austerberry.
“There were parts of today’s performance that were very good,” he said. “Some of the scores stemmed from outstanding team play and clinical execution.
“The way we performed in the second half was very positive and we were far more accurate in our execution in attack. This is something we will certainly build on as we prepare for next week.
“The most pleasing aspect was how we responded to the challenges set at half-time. A much improved second stanza was underpinned by our work rate and this ensured we were far more threatening and clinical.”
The Development XV played Worcester’s second team afterwards and won 91-0.
Austerberry added: “To go away from home and get two results like this is very pleasing and just shows how much quality in depth we have at Saracens.”