Plenty of action in women’s touch-rugby tournament
BARNARD Castle Ladies’ Gatorz welcomed teams from Mowden Park, Durham and Horden to Barnard Castle School pitches for a cold, wet and windy touch tournament on Friday night.
Gatorz first match was against Durham B team, where they played a very tight match, with Durham B scoring the most tries.
The second match was against Horden ladies, where Rebekah Brass scored a phenomenal try, by twisting and weaving her way down the pitch, to score.
The Gatorz won their next match against Durham A, where Rebecca Brass, Tia Bell and Sian Williams all scored excellent tries, working well with Emily Leech in support at all times.
The final match of the evening was against Darlington Mowden Park, where each team attacked and defended superbly. Mowden won by one try.
Our thanks go to Junior Suluga-Fagalilo and John Pearson for volunteering to referee on such a cold night, and to Barnard Castle School for the use of their pitches.
Barnard Castle Gatorz U13 girls travelled to Horden on Sunday afternoon, to team up with Bishop Auckland U13 girls and Hartlepool Rovers U13 girls to play in a festival against five other teams.
On a mainly sunny, but windy afternoon Barney/
Bishop/Rovers first played Whitley Bay, but needed to get into their stride, after more than 18 months without a match.
Whitley Bay won 5-0.
The second match of the day was against Darlington Mowden Park, who scored three tries to Barney/Bishop/
Rovers’s one, which was scored by Maddie O'Doherty.
The girls were getting into their stride, and were starting to play more as a team, supporting each other well and passing the ball around.
Their third match against a much larger Richmond side ended up 3-2 to Richmond, with two of the Bishop girls scoring tries for the team.
Horden was the fourth match, with a score of 3-3, with Maddie O'Doherty scoring twice – once down the left wing to go over the try line, and once from half way, supported by Bella Suluga-Fagalilo and Jessie Beasley. Bishop score the third try.
The final match against Blaydon/Gateshead ended four-all with tries from Bishop, Rovers and again Maddie O'Doherty for Gatorz.