Scotswomen Suffer Defeat In Wales

Wales Women 23 Scotland Women 6 Scotland's women were beaten 23-6 by a solid Welsh performance in the international at Taff's Wells this afternoon. Scotland's points came from the boot of Sarah Gill who kicked penalties on either side of the 40 minute mark.

Wales Women 23 Scotland Women 6

Scotland's women were beaten 23-6 by a solid Welsh performance in the international at Taff's Wells this afternoon.

Scotland's points came from the boot of Sarah Gill who kicked penalties on either side of the 40 minute mark.

Scotland's last encounter with Wales saw them lose 10-0 in Dunbar. _x001C_It was always going to be difficult coming down to Wales, they are a very strong team_x001D_ acknowledged the Scots' coach, Lee Adamson.

Scotland went in at half time 10-3 down but started the second half well with good positional play and pressure, a converted penalty from Gill bringing the visitors to within four points.

As the half wore on Scotland were unable to improve on the scoreboard, Adamson reflecting: _x001C_We were unable to sustain long periods of pressure on the Welsh, their fly half kicking well, keeping us in our own half._x001D_

He went on: _x001C_There's lots of learning to be done from both our games to date._x001D_ Looking forward to the next international with Ireland in two weeks' time Adamson hopes that that result will correspond with the effort put in by his team.


_x001C_We look forward to the game with Ireland and hopefully the game will bring us what we deserve in terms of how much work the squad are putting in,_x001D_ he added.

Scotland Women

15 Lynsey Douglas (Richmond)

14 Hazel Bielinski (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
13 Veronica Fitzpatrick (RHC)
12 Suzi Newton (Blaydon/Team Northumbria)
11 Tanya Griffith (RHC)

10 Louise Dalgleish (RHC)
9 Sarah Gill (Murrayfield Wanderers)

1 Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
2 Sarah-Louise Walker (Watsonians)
3 Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers)
4 Jilly McCord (RHC) CAPTAIN
5 Lindsay Wheeler (Blaydon/Team Northumbria)
6 Lana Blyth (Murrayfield Wanderers)
7 Lynne Reid (RHC)
8 Sonia Cull (RHC)

Substitutes

16 Joan Hutchinson (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
17 Mary Lafaiki (GHA)
18 Alex Pratt (Watsonians)
19 Louise Moffat (RHC)
20 Laura Steven (Murrayfield Wanderers)
21 Cara D'Silva (RHC)
22 Julie Sanaghan (Kirkcaldy)