Taunton Titans 32 Sale FC 56
Taunton Titans vs Sale FC never disappoints. With the average points during our previous four meetings nearly 65 points per game, this scoreline is pretty typical of our games with Taunton. Both teams like to throw the ball around, score tries and play entertaining rugby. Sale have never lost to Taunton, but with 50 minutes gone in this game, it appeared they were well on their way to putting a big score past the dogs. Then a yellow for Taunton from what was deemed to be a deliberate knock on, resulted in a remarkable 38 unanswered points in less than 30 minutes.
We would love to give you an in-depth analysis of the game, but the reality is, with such heavy fog over the pitch, much of the game was invisible to spectators. The picture below was when the visibility was good!
Sale FC 1861 stay unbeaten with bonus point win
Sale FC 1861 travelled to Shaw Lane aiming to protect their 100% record against Barnsley on a beautiful crisp afternoon in Yorkshire.
The hosts started the game well and took the lead in the 4th minute when they went through phase after phase near our try line before crashing over. 5-0
The blue and whites responded in the 12th minute when the ball was moved well from wing to wing before Becky Church pushed her way over. 5-5
Four minutes later, the Yorkshire ladies retook the lead as their formidable weapon of the pick and go proved unstoppable. 10-5
Undaunted, 1861 levelled the scores on 27 minutes with more good running rugby resulting in Grace White stretching over the whitewash. 10-10
Sale entered the break in the lead as we stretched the visitors defence again and Hannah Birch stepped inside the would be tackler to sprint in. HT 10-15
The second half started with 1861 well on top but we could not turn the territory and possession into points and then lost Helena Walker to a yellow card.
The following 15 minutes saw the home side camped in our half and only a superb defensive effort prevented Barnsley finding a way back into, what was becoming, a very attritional game.
Having weathered the storm, we went into all out attack mode and sealed the match with the last play of the game. A superb kick from Jess Wooden could not be kept in play and, from the resulting lineout, we mauled to the line with Kirsty Reid plunging over. FT 10-20
A tough game with big hits from both sides and a few battered and bruised bodies at the end. Another brilliant team performance though to make it four wins from four and take us to the top of Women’s Championship North 1.
Q: What do these six have in common? Canada, Jordan, USA, India, Georgia and Poland?
A: This weekend Sale FC 1861 Player Coach India Perris-Redding joins the USA squad for the second leg of the Pacific Series in Canada and back row Jordan Tebbatt starts at 7 for Poland against Georgia in a friendly taking place in Lodz, Poland. This is a massive achievement for both players and a testament to the growing quality of Sale FC!
Well done to both of them for seeing the rewards from an outstanding season! #onesalefc
Sale FC first team travelled down to Birmingham and after a blistering start were trailing 13-12 at half time. The boys came out in the second half and performed a clinical job putting 20 unanswered points past the home team.
Sale FC Vikings won their first ever game 55-10 against North Manchester 2 utilising a mix of youth and experience.
Match Reports to follow