Poor away record goes on af­ter de­feat by Bath

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

CHEL­TENHAM Tigers were beaten 23-5 in their derby clash with Bath in the Cham­pi­onship South.

Tigers have made a pos­i­tive start at home, but un­for­tu­nately their away form has left a lot to be de­sired, and this was no dif­fer­ent.

Bath used the dom­i­nance they had at the scrum and their num­ber 8 scored a con­verted try from the base of the scrum.

From the restart, Chel­tenham again found it dif­fi­cult to get any sort of pos­ses­sion or ter­ri­tory.

Bath drove for­ward and the num­ber eight picked and passed to the winger who scored out wide.

Becky Wil­son was shown a yel­low card for per­sis­tent scrum penal­ties be­fore Chel­tenham showed some at­tack­ing in­tent in the last five min­utes of the half but did well to only be 12-0 down at half time.

Tigers came out strongly and Bee Mo­cellin threw an ex­cel­lent miss pass for wing Maisie Jer­rim-wyse to beat the full back and score in the cor­ner.

An er­ror in the Tigers’ own half saw Bath score an easy try and fly half Sarah Hol­loway made sure the game was out of reach with a drop goal be­fore they added an­other penalty.

Tigers had ear­ler beaten Hen­ley Hawks 29-14.

They took 15 min­utes to break the dead­lock, but Lau­ren Wil­liams broke a tackle to score un­der the posts, con­verted by Bee Mo­cellin.

A penalty saw scrum half Laura Hale take one of her trade­mark quick taps and she raced to the line for an un­con­verted score.

Hawks cut the gap to 12-7 at half time but Bry­ony Nar­beth broke from the base of the scrum on their own fiveme­tre line to go the length of the pitch and gave a pass to Sabene Trant who scored in the cor­ner.

Hale took her tally to two tries, as she sniped her way through to score un­der the posts, con­verted by Mo­cellin, but Hen­ley got a try back with an in­ter­cep­tion.

The Tigers got a bonus point try af­ter six phases saw pretty much ev­ery Chel­tenham player touch the ball be­fore cap­tain Jess El­beck spot­ted a gap to score, seal­ing the vic­tory.

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