Harlequins Ladies win away at Bristol Bears

Saturday, 1st December 2018 @ 15:00

The Women in Quartered shirts get their seventh win in seven consecutive Tyrrells Premier matches with a 39 – 10 victory at Shaftesbury Park in Round 10.

A hat trick from winger Heather Cowell and tries from Jade Konkel, Shaunagh Brown, Jade Mullen and Sarah Cornforth bring Quins a brilliant win on the road.

Despite a cagey opening quarter, with neither side taking a backward step in attack or defence, it was the visitors that struck first through an opportunistic score from Winger Heather Cowell. Even with the conversion missed, Quins had an early 5-point lead.

Eight minutes later, Cowell went in again following some brilliant individual defence from skipper Rachael Burford. With the extras missed, Harlequins led by 10 points to 0.

Four minutes after that, Cowell completed her hat trick following a classic rumble forward from Shaunagh Brown, increasing her side’s lead to 15 points heading into the break.

Quins came out of the blocks firing in the second half, and at the 52-minute mark, Jade Konkel crossed the whitewash for her first try in the quarters thanks to a brilliant assist from second row Zoe Saynor. Fly-half Ellie Green stepped up to nail the kick, giving her side a 22-point lead.

At 63 minutes, the hosts got their first try, reducing the gap to 17 points as the match entered its final quarter.

The visitors soon responded through a try from winger Sarah Cornforth to replenish her side’s lead and was swiftly followed by a converted score from Red Rose Shaunagh Brown. Quins were now ahead by 34 points to 5.

Three minutes later Jade Mullen ran in her side’s sixth try to increase their haul to 39 points. Bristol went over for a consolation score with minutes left to make the final score 39 points to 5 to the visitors. 

Harlequins Ladies return home to face Loughborough Lightning in Round 11 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday (kick-off: 12:00).

Last week, Harlequins launched The Game Changer for their final Tyrrells Premier 15s match of the 2018/19 campaign when they face Gloucester Hartpury at The Stoop on Saturday 30th March (kick-off, 15:00). Tickets start at £10 for Adults and £5 for Juniors and can be purchased here. Don’t miss out on your chance to see your heroes make history.