This Sunday saw the Sevenoaks U13 Girls team take their first outing to a competitive environment.

They were 1 of 4 teams attending the RFU Area 3 Cup Competition held at Pulborough RFC in West Sussex.Other teams involved were the hosts Pulborough, Sutton and Epsom RFC and Dartfordians RFC.

Our team on the day was Zoe Clark, Emily Rabbitt, Anna Jones, Catherine Davies, Maddie Roff, Charlotte Owen and Hannah Walton.

In their first match the girls were up against the hosts Pulborough. In a had fought game, the girls, as the game wore on began to find their feet and the last 3 weeks of training in areas such as the breakdown and support running paid off as the girls ran out winners with 6 tries to 2. ( Catherine 4, Anna and Maddie1 a piece).

The second game saw the girls up against a well established and well drilled Sutton and Epsom team. The opposition proved quick and very versatile ball to hand requiring all of the girls to dig deep in defence and put in the tackles when they were on the back foot. A great display of team defence work.The game moved from end to end with Suton and Epsom scoring 4 tries but each time they did with Sevenoaks digging team and pulling the score back with some great examples of attacking rugby.In the end the score was 4 tries apiec a fantastic effort from both teams. Tries (Catherine 1, Millie 1, Anna 1 and Maddie 1)

In the final game Oaks played Dartford. Dartford had only formed as a team 3 weeks ago and although they offered a spirited resistance Oaks were developing and gelling as a team, At the final whistle Oaks had scored 11 tries to Dartfordians 3.( Catherine 6, Millie 2, Anna 2 and Maddie 1.

At the end of the competition Sevenoaks were drawn level with Sutton and Epsom on points but were crowned winners on the day on number of tries scored. 21 to Suttons 18.

A fantastic result on their first outing together. All the girls put in 100% effort well done to the try scorers and special mention to Hannah and Zoe and Charlotte for outstanding contributions.

by David Rabbitt