First weekend of action for the Sarah Beaney Cup
There were wins for Ayr, Cartha Queens Park, Hillhead/Jordanhill, Watsonians, Broughton, Heriot’s, Annan, Greenock Wanderers, Shetland and Garioch on the first weekend of Sarah Beaney Cup action.
At Millbrae Ayr defeated Biggar 66-0, captain Catherine Shennan leading the way with a hat-trick of tries. Jo Jones and Gemma McIvor scored two apiece while Rachael Mulholland, Erin McSorley and Lauren McBride also crossed and Shennan added a number of conversions.
Cartha and Oban Lorne played out an entertaining game at Dumbreck.
The hosts came on top 26-7 in the end thanks to tries from Bonnie Felatar Grimes, Melanie McDevitt, Christine Belisle and Lynsay Taylor. Sirri Topping converted three of the tries.
Kirsty Sinclair scored a try for Oban Lorne in defeat.
Last year’s champions Hillhead/Jordanhill were pushed all the way by Stewartry Sirens before coming out on top 34-21.
Amy Watkins, Aimee Johnston, Emma Barlow (2), Reini Muldoon and Heather Lockhart scored tries for Hills at Hughenden. It was a special moment for Muldoon especially as it was her first try for the club while Lucy Mills kicked two conversions.
Claire Manson was on fire for the Sirens in defeat, bagging a hat-trick of tries with Lisa Ritchie converting them all.
Watsonians finished runners-up last year and they got their 2019 campaign off to a perfect start.
They defeated Kirkcaldy 108-0 in Pool 6 at Myreside with the tries being shared around.
Amongst the scorers were doubles for Emma Evans, Alice King, Isla Craigie, Emily Armstrong and Panashe Muzambe.
Sarah Jones, Emma Jones, Abbie Baillie, Charlotte Runcie, Judith Elliot, Shannon Macey and Chloe McCue also crossed.
Across Edinburgh at Wardie, Lismore battled hard, but Broughton were on top form to win 49-0.
There were try hat-tricks for Megan Bell and Joanne Morgan with further tries from Ann Cooper, Cat Robertson and Stacey Donaldson.
Laura Kinghorn adding the extras, slotting over two conversions.
And it was the perfect end to Marta Verde’s time at Broughton before she heads back to her native Italy.
Heriot’s won their first ever competitive match in Pool 8, seeing off Kelso 43-8 at Goldenacre.
Lisa Robertson scored a hat-trick to lead the way with Hollie Walker, Lucy Minty, Rachael Turner and Katie Falconer also going over for tries. Ellie Wilson kicked four conversions.
There were two away wins in Pool 10.
Annan came out on top 46-29 at Glasgow University while Greenock Wanderers won 100-5 at Ardrossan Accies.
Nicole Barlow (3), Kirsty Barlow (2), Nadine Barnes, Malvina McGeoch and Correy Clark scored tries for Annan against the students with McGeoch also adding some conversions.
For Greenock Hannah Mutton scored five tries, Cat Cowan scored four, Emma Grace and Caitlyn Haldane both got three, Cat Guertson two, Carolann Calderwood one and Tina Hemphill one.
And in Pool 11 their were triumphs for Shetland and Garioch.
Shetland won 34-5 at home to Peterhead with Garioch playing very well to defeat Huntly 72-0.
Liadh Broughton scored two tries for Garioch at Kellands Park while Lorna Young (2), Rheo Laurenson (2), Jess Silcocks (2), Tina MacIntosh (2) Louise Clark and Katherine Orthmann also going over.
The Pool 5 match between Corstorphine Cougars and Grangemouth was postponed as was the Pool 9 encounter between Stornoway and Inverness Craig Dunain.
The pool stages continue this coming weekend.
The results from the weekend
|Pool 1||Ayr 66 Biggar 0|
|Pool 2||Cartha Queens Park 26 Oban Lorne 7|
|Pool 3||Hillhead/Jordanhill 34 Stewartry 21|
|Pool 5||Corstorphine Cougars v Grangemouth postponed|
|Pool 6||Watsonians 108 Kirkcaldy 0|
|Pool 7||Broughton 49 Lismore 0|
|Pool 8||Heriot’s 43 Kelso 8|
|Pool 9||Stornoway v Inverness Craig Dunain postponed|
|Pool 10||Glasgow University 29 Annan 46|
|Ardrossan Accies 5 Greenock Wanderers 100|
|Pool 11||Shetland 34 Peterhead 5|
|Garioch 72 Huntly 0|
Photo credit - Ayr, George McMillan.