This past Sunday saw the ladies play their first fixture of the new season, opening to Oadby & Wigston Ladies FC away in aid of Warwickshire Air Ambulance. The annual fixture, that is in its third year raised £175 for the local charity, a truly worthy cause.
The ladies were slow to start, strugging to get into the game and allowing a strong Oadby Ladies team to play and put pressure on the Rugby Ladies defence. Rugby Ladies went in 4-0 down at half time, they needed to be more vocal and needed to want to win the ball, putting in those important challenges.
Although, aspects of play in the second half were better, Oadby Ladies were the much better team winning the game 7-0. Despite it being a loss, it was the first run out for many of our new players, a special mention goes to Abbie Hartfield, who had a great first game in the centre of midfield for the team, a lot to come from this new player.
The ladies go back to training with many aspects to work on, hoping to improve ready for the new league season to start in September. Although, not the best result for Rugby, great to see both clubs coming together to raise money for the air ambulance on what is always a good afternoon played in high spirit.