Nov 20, 2017
Twelve try Sarries sink Bath Ladies
Saracens Women continued their winning form into the Cup campaign as they put in a complete performance to blow away Bath Ladies, 74-0, at Allianz Park on Sunday. First half tries from Eloise Bloomfield, Chrissy Siczowa, Izzy Carroll and Liz Dorey plus a brace from Sarah Bebbington put Sarries in the driving seat, and further scores from Siczowa, Bloomfield, Ama Mayes, Jess Ryan, Emma Swords plus a Bebbington hat trick finished off a fine afternoon for the home side.
It took Sarries just three minutes to get their first points on the board courtesy of winger Eloise Bloomfield. Full back Liz Dorey got in on the action soon after as she went around the outside to score. Up front, Saracens pack were also in impressive form as they piled on the pressure to win a scrum five metres out and the ball was quickly recycled for centre Chrissy Siczowa to power through under the posts.
Unrelenting work rate from flanker Bronwen Jackson-Turner was rewarded with a charge down of a Bath kick and winger Izzy Carroll showed a clean pair of heels to break through for Sarries fourth score of the day. The Sarries backrow were operating at their very best with Lauren Newman a constant threat in both attack and defence, and the flanker was unlucky not to get herself on the scoresheet following a forty metre break.
Sarah Bebbington was on flying form, bulldozing through from thirty metres out for her first try on the thirty five minute mark. The centre struck again just before half time as she shrugged off several Bath defenders for her second from long range.
Despite holding a thirty six point lead at the half way mark, Sarries showed no signs of slowing down as Siczowa crossed for her double only four minutes into the second period as she sliced open the Bath defence. Bebbington secured her hat trick with a superb solo effort from half way. Unrelenting pressure from the Women in Black forced a turnover deep in Bath territory and Bloomfield made no mistake in cleaning up to go over for her second of the afternoon.
Sarries bench made a real impact on proceedings as replacement winger Ama Mayes impressed on her return as she skirted down the touchline to finish in the corner followed soon after by substitute scrum half Jess Ryan who darted around the fringes to dot down. Replacement Emma Swords crossed for Sarries twelfth try in the final minute rounding off a stellar performance for the home side and a 74-0 victory.
Speaking after the match, head coach Rob Cain said: “It was a great performance by the squad and continues to show how much talent we have throughout the club. There were some really impressive performances and there’s a good feeling growing through our cup run and I am just so happy to see all the players hard work be rewarded. We have targeted the next 160 minutes worth of rugby to really give players the opportunity to push on with their aspirations to play Premier 15s rugby and the first 80 didn’t disappoint.
“The cup is all about opportunity. Lauren Newman was outstanding and it was great to see her back to her rampaging best. She was supported by Bronwen Jackson-Turner who again played well above her 18 years with her destructive ball carrying and Sarah Bebbington, who not only scored several tries but worked tirelessly to provide the team with go forward and quick ball to play with. Anna Stodter lead from the front and it was great to see that we didn’t allow ourselves to get disjointed with everyone working hard to produce the level of rugby we aim for.”
Scores Tries Bloomfield (3’, 52’); Dorey (8’); Siczowa (14’, 44); Carroll (24’); Bebbington (35’,40’,47’); Mayes (62’); Ryan (72’); Swords (80’)
Cons Brown 4/7; Swords 3/5