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Oakham Rugby Football Club


Ladies
Women's Midlands East 1
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LEAGUE WINNERS 2005/2006


Fancy playing rugby?  

Oakham Ladies Rugby Union Football Club is always looking for new players. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Come along, meet some new people and get fit.

Seal of Approval

Training: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00pm @ Oakham RUFC

Matches played on Sundays.

For more information contact Katy Becker on: 01572 722236.

 

Results and League Table

Oakham have conceded just 20 points in the league this season and Stephanie Foode is the club’s leading try scorer for the third season running, scoring 13 tries in eight league outings.

 

Cup Finals Day schedule (Broadstreet RFC, May 14th)

National Under 14s Cup Worcester v Burton & Tamworth KO 11am

National Under 17s Cup Ivel Thorns v Worcester KO 11.30am

National Shield Waterloo v Loughborough KO 130pm

National Challenge Cup Rosslyn Park II v Oakham KO 3pm

Rugby World National Cup 315pm Richmond v Worcester

Results - straight from the RFU League Table - straight from the RFU

Match Reports 2005/06

A frustrating three weeks of cancelled games meant that going into this game Oakham were a little out of practice. Oakham, who are new to Midlands 2 kicked off, Old Leams’ early attacking play was unable to penetrate a strong Oakham defence. It was not long before Oakham took control of the game, a couple of deep kicks soon allowed them to move up the field. The first try of the match came from centre, Steph Foode, who crashed straight through the middle of the Old Leams defence to score under the posts. Throughout the remainder of the first half Oakham stayed in control by rucking the opposition off the ball and defending well. It was not long before patient forwards play paid off and Foode ran around the defence to score her second try, which was converted by captain Katy Becker. Oakham’s lineout was looking strong so when the opportunity arose from a penalty towards the end of the first half they kicked for touch and took a lineout on the opposition’s 22. This was taken cleanly by Kate Metcalfe and driven steadily all the way to the line by the forwards finishing in a try scored by Katy Becker. Some confusion between the sides of the law variations towards the end of the first half meant that an Oakham scrum pushover try was not allowed. The first half ended a few minutes later with a back row move from a scrum and a storming run from winger, Kirsty Stimpson. The second half saw a couple of injuries for both sides. An Old Leams penalty on the 5 metre put Oakham under some pressure in the early part of the second half, however this was defended well and no try was scored. The last 20 minutes was played mainly in the Old Leams 22. Despite a series of lineouts and penalties Oakham did not manage to convert the pressure into a try. The final score 22 – 0 to the home side, which gives Oakham an excellent start to their league campaign. Oakham Vs Shrewsbury 16/10/05 Final Score 74-0 After a nervous start despite coming from a win the previous week, Oakham soon settled into their usual form helped by an early score from Lianne Watchmen after finding a big gap in the Shrewsbury defence to score the first try of the match. Oakham maintained their excellent defence at breakdowns to allow Steph Foodie to burst through several tackles to score which in turn was converted by Laura Turner bringing the score to 12-0. The game was marked by the excellent handling of all the backs especially Kerry Tuck, which combined with the outstanding pace of Foode beat the opposition's backs to score again. Following this there was a period of pressure form the Shrewsbury side in the Oakham 22 which was neatly alleviated by a run by Charlie Faulkingham. More strong rucking and an excellently timed run from Turner again led to a score and a conversion again by Watchman. Shortly after this Kate Messcalfe scored in the corner bringing the score to 29-0. A strong Shrewsbury kick off placed Oakham under pressure but some great hands from Jo Possnett from the scrum led to another Oakham score by Kerry Ann Tuck and a Watchman conversion. After half time some great work from the kick-off led to Messcalfe scoring her second from half way. Following this in quick succession came another score for Turner from 30 yards out. Straight running amongst he backs created space for Kirsty Stimpson to break through the defence and score. More strong handling from the backs led to score from Stimpson and Foode and Watchman conversions. The final score came from Watchman to finish the game 74-0. A great game was had by all the Oakham team and Shrewsbury need to be commended on their sportsmanship.

20th November OAKHAM v WITNEY 19-0

Oakham again had a long journey and a cold start to the match but were determined not to let Witney end their unbeaten record. For the first twenty minutes Oakham knew that they had to show the opposition that they meant business and this was the case with tries from Oakham's Steff Foode and Coroline Chipper being scored in quick succession. The opposition didn't give up and it is to their credit that Oakham had to deal with some strong scrummaging and well timed lineouts, although the referees decisions sometimes made these difficult. Witney defended well throughout with some excellent tackles being made and drove over the Oakham line twice only to have both trys disallowed due to excellent Oakham defence holding the ball up. The frustration began to show with Witneys players resorting to dirty tactics and on one occasion punched an Oakham player after she was tackled, although the Oakham player was sent off for retaliating along with the Oakham coach. Oakham can take plenty away from this game and look forward to next weeks fixture against Oxford at home. Player of the match went to Kate Messcalfe who as always tackled well and led the forwards into rucks and mauls.

 

15/01/06 Oakham v Tewkesbury 52-0

Try's scored by:

Chip x2

Charlie x2

Jo x2

KT 1 + conversion

Laura x1

Messcalf x1

1st game back after Christmas and an 8-week break so Oakham were glad to get back into the swing of things. An excellent result and a good opportunity to highlight some of the weaknesses for Oaks. 22/01/06 Oakham v Old Leams 22-3 Try's scored by: Foode x2 KT 1+ conversion Nic 1 Oakham again had an away game and a fair distance to travel but this did little to dishearten the side. Excellent turnout for the game meant that competition for places was fierce and all players were determined to show the opposition that they meant business. Oakham maintained a tight defensive position throughout the game whilst managing to exploit weaknesses in the opposing team. Despite playing U19 rules, Oakham were able to use their experience in the scrums to their full advantage, managing to win lots of ball against the head. The rucking from the entire team was enthusiastic and enabled Oakham to build from the stable platform that this gave. Oakham gave away too many penalties and were disappointed that the opposition opted for an easy penalty kick instead of attempting to score a try and add some points to their score. However, Oakham have still maintained their record of having no try's scored against them and continue in their pursuit of the top place in the league. Player of the match went to Kate Messcalf for her excellent play throughout and dedicated rucking. The next game is against Oxford on the 5th February at Oakham.

22/01/06 Oakham v Old Leams 22-3

Try's scored by:

Foode x2

KT 1+ conversion

Nic 1

Oakham again had an away game and a fair distance to travel but this did little to dishearten the side. Excellent turnout for the game meant that competition for places was fierce and all players were determined to show the opposition that they meant business. Oakham maintained a tight defensive position throughout the game whilst managing to exploit weaknesses in the opposing team. Despite playing U19 rules, Oakham were able to use their experience in the scrums to their full advantage, managing to win lots of ball against the head. The rucking from the entire team was enthusiastic and enabled Oakham to build from the stable platform that this gave. Oakham gave away too many penalties and were disappointed that the opposition opted for an easy penalty kick instead of attempting to score a try and add some points to their score. However, Oakham have still maintained their record of having no try's scored against them and continue in their pursuit of the top place in the league. Player of the match went to Kate Messcalf for her excellent play throughout and dedicated rucking.  

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