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Momentous day for Driffield RUFC ladies

Richard Mitchell-Williams has hailed a momentous day for Driffield Rugby Club’s ladies section after it fielded two teams for the very first time.

Driffield Ladies travelled to Newcastle to face Novocastrians Ladies II and came away with a 21-17 win thanks to a late try from Amy Orley.

Victory moved the Woldswomen back top of Women’s NC 1 North with two home games to end the season.

To field two teams on the same day is fantastic and shows the tremendous effort that everyone has put into the ladies section.

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Meanwhile, the Development XV were blighted by injuries throughout their game with Hornsea Ladies, finishing the match with just 12 players.

They suffered their first loss of the Women’s NC 3 North (East) campaign 45-10 but remain top of the ladder on points difference with two games to play.

“It was a great day for our ladies section,” ladies head coach Mitchell-Williams told the Wolds Weekly.

“To field two teams on the same day is fantastic and shows the tremendous effort that everyone has put into the ladies section.

“Unfortunately, we had a couple of late pull outs for the Development team which couldn’t be helped, so we started with a bare 15.

“Then we had some injuries and ended up being down to 12 and had to play against 15 as Hornsea refused to play 12 against 12.

“The ladies had to do it tough and they showed tremendous character to score the final try of the game.”
One of those injuries was to debutant Rebecca Nixon who suffered a broken leg.

Mitch added: “Unfortunately for Rebecca, she broke her leg on debut and we want to wish her all the best with her recovery and look forward to seeing her back playing soon.”

Chairman of Driffield Rugby Club, Dom Thompson, also praised the ladies section.

“The ladies section has been a fantastic acquisition to Driffield Rugby Club,” he said.

“The teams have come on leaps and bounds and to field two teams on the same day is brilliant.

“I’ve often said that if you could bottle up the enthusiasm which the ladies bring and sell it, you’d be a rich man.

“They are involved with all aspects of the club and a credit to themselves.

“Ladies rugby is growing and hopefully both of our teams will be able to continue playing competitive matches and grow the sport further.”

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