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Gazelles 13 Wimbledon 0

Guildford gazelles entertained Wimbledon last Sunday it what in previous games had been a close hotly contested affair as you would expect being a local derby.

After the pre match lunch and with balcony full of well fed guests Guildford and Wimbledon made there way onto the pitch fur kick off.

The conditions were damp and gloomy and although people hope for an open attacking game most believed this would be a contest about who could manage the conditions better.
Guildford started strongly however unforced errors from both sides meant no one got a real strangle hold on the game. Wimbledon were dominating scrums while Guildford dominated lineouts and this meant as we approached the half way point of the first half the score remained 0-0.

Finally after a scorching break by Hattie Roberts down the right touch line Guildford managed to recycle the ball in Wimbledon’s 22 and after a few puck and go s Ruth Harper muscled her way over for the first score.
Guildford continued to apply pressure and were rewarded on the stroke of half time converting a penalty to make the score 8-0.

The second half was a much more scappy affair both sides giving away possession frequently and Ill discipline led to a yellow card for each side. The only real moment of magic came from Anna Clarke who off a yap penalty spotted a small gap darted through and won the foot race to the line. The final score was therefor 13-0, not maybe the showpiece occasion the crowd wanted but Guildford are pleased to be sitting in 2nd place after 4 games

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