The Women’s Blues opened their BUCS League account with a deserved 29 points to 10 victory over Sussex University at Iffley Road on Wednesday afternoon, thus maintaining their unbeaten start to season 2019-20. The Blues started he match strongly and dominated possession and territory for the first 30 minutes in which time they scored three tries from wing Sile Johnson, No 8 Hannah Cooper and fly-half Nina Jenkins with centre Abby D’Cruz adding one conversion. Susses hit back just before the interval with an unconverted try and then started the second half with renewed optimism and added a second try early on to narrow the gap to just 10 points. This then re-awakened the Oxford team who finished the game far the stronger adding a further two tries from D’Cruz and Johnson gabbing her second which D’Cruz converted to completing the scoring.
The Women’s Blues next BUCS fixture is on Wednesday 16th October when they travel to face Swansea University.
Team Hazel Ellender, Anna Bidgood, Jessica Abele, Carla Schmidt, Katie Collis, Phoebe Haste, Joss Barker, Hannah Cooper, Helen Potts, Nina Jenkins, Clodagh Holmes, Megan Carter, Abby D’Cruz, Sile Johnson, Connie Hurton
Subs Esme Haywood (on for Jessica Abele), Ruby James (on for Hazel Ellender), Meryem Arik (on for Carla Schmidt), Ailsa Clark (on for Phoebe Haste), Emily Cohen (on for Joss Barker), Amber Kirwan (on for Helen Potts), Zoe Nunn (on for Nina Jenkins)
Scores T: Sile Johnson (2), Hannah Cooper (1), Abby D’Cruz (1), Nina Jenkins (1) C: Abby D’Cruz (2)