Rugby: Eton Manor under-15 girls all set for South East Area Final are defeating Dorking and Old Reigatian
PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 March 2018
©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468
The New Wilderness youngsters put in another impressive display and are now getting ready to face Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks on Sunday
Eton Manor’s under-15 girls team are preparing to play in the South East Area Finals on Sunday after a crushing win over Dorking and Old Reigatian last weekend.
Manor won 53-5 last time out to set up a clash in the final against Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks at Old Elthamians, 2.15pm kick-off.
The New Wilderness girls produced a stunning display last Sunday to back up their 17-12 quarter-final victory over Pulborough in February.
Simbi Sikiru, Nikiyah Talbot and Maddie Fitch all grabbed braces while Amina Benajeh, Christina Campbell and Evelyn Weeden saw the Manor under-15s book their spot in the final.
Four successful conversions by fly half Ellie Cunningham also helped Eton keep up the pressure on their opponents.
Manor made a strong start and crossed over through Weeden before Talbot got in on the act.
Dorking and Old Reigatian did respond positively and pulled a try back soon after, but it only forced Manor to move into top gear.
Tries from Benajeh, Talbot and Campbell soon put the Eton girls in control with captain Scarlett Bowden on top form.
Sikiru added another try before the break as Manor came in with a 38-5 advantage heading into the second half.
The challenge for the New Wilderness club was to make sure they didn’t take their foot off the gas after the restart and straight from the kick-off they were pushed back by their opponents.
Dorking and Old Reigatian appeared to be working their way to the tryline, but solid defensive work by Manor maintained their big lead.
After several strong tackles, Manor attacked well with speed and grabbed another try through Fitch in the left corner.
The Wanstead-based club were not finished there either and Fitch completed her brace before Sikiru crossed over with the last play of the game to put the icing on the cake on an emphatic 53-5 win.
After such a dominant display, Manor will hope to back it up again by winning the final on Sunday against Tunbridge Wells & Sevenoaks.
Manor girls welcome new players in school years 6-12. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.