Scotland Women vs England Women, Fri, 23/02/2018 - 19:05

Scotland Women
8 - 43
Full time
England Women
Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 19:05 | Scotstoun Stadium

Scotland welcomed England to Scotstoun on a calm and clear night in front of a second consecutive record crowd of 3,278.

England were quick off the mark in getting their first try after just three minutes and followed up within the ten-minute mark.

Scotland didn’t let their heads drop and enterprising play nearly saw Lloyd released down the flank but a spill took them back for a penalty which Law converted.

Some great opportunism from Lisa Thomson to hack through an England dropped was turned over five metres out and Jade Konkel powered over to reduce the deficit to one score.

England wasted no time in replying through Pearce to extend their lead again before English indiscipline gave Scotland two penalties in quick succession to work their way into the opposition 22.

The Scots built patiently up to the five-metre line to win another penalty and went quickly, forcing England flanker Noel-Smith to infringe again for which she was sent to the sin bin.

Scotland spurned the kickable penalty but were turned over and England escaped without conceding.

The home side kept up the intensity and held possession for most of the second quarter but were unable to make much headway on the field as England continued to concede penalties just out of Law’s range.

What little ball England had they were clinical with and scored through Kildunne to bring the half to a close.

Half Time | Scotland 8 – 26 England

England returned to the field with a full complement and again they were on the board within ten to leave Scotland a mountain to climb.

The hosts worked hard to retain possession and England were reduced to 14 once more after Burnfield pulled down a progressing Scottish maul. Scotland went again from the lineout but this time the visitors halted it.

It wasn’t long before Scotland were similarly punished when Siobhan McMillan was shown a yellow card for tackling the player in the air and the Red Roses capitalised immediately with a try from Tuima.

Fresh legs from England made things hard work for Scotland in the closing stages and they scored the final try of the game with player of the match Danielle Waterman dotting down.

Full Time | Scotland 8 – 43 England

Scotland now travel to Ireland and Italy in the remaining two rounds where they will be targeting an away win after some improved performances against two of the world’s best teams.

Team lineups

Scotland Women
England Women

Backs

15 Ellie Kildunne
14 Danielle Waterman
13 Lagi Tuima
12 Lauren Cattell
11 Charlotte Pearce
10 Katy Daley-Mclean
9 Leanne Riley

Forwards

1 Vickii Cornborough
2 Amy Cokayne
3 Sarah Bern
4 Abbie Scott
5 Tamara Taylor
6 Rowena Burnfield
7 Izzy Noel-Smith
8 Poppy Cleall

Substitutes

16 Lark Davies
17 Rochelle Clark
18 Justine Lucas
19 Catherine O’Donnell
20 Marlie Packer
21 Caity Mattinson
22 Amber Reed
23 Kelly Smith
Attendance: 
3 278

Women's Six Nations Championship 2018 table

PosTeamPWLDPts
1Wales Women11002
2Scotland Women10101
3Italy Women00000
4Ireland Women00000
5France Women00000
6England Women00000

Women's Six Nations Championship 2018 latest results

Ireland Women 12 v 15 Scotland Women
Scotland Women 8 v 43 England Women
Scotland Women 3 v 26 France Women
Wales Women 18 v 17 Scotland Women