Royal Arsenal 25 | You Touch My Tag La-la 5
Royal Arsenal got their season underway on Wednesday Sept 5th with a battling loss to the Mondo Jugs.
However with an incredible show of force Royal Arsenal recorded their largest ever win in club history last night in a massive 24-5 thrashing of You Touch My Tag-la-la.
RA were fresh off a two-week break going in to the game, but any fears of ring rust were quickly washed away within the first two minutes as Alistair slashed through YTMT’s defensive line and handed the ball off for two girl tries, giving the Royals a four-point lead.
From there, the game was a whitewash, as sterling attacking efforts from every member of the side saw RA accumulate 13 points before the break.
Jenny managed to pick up a handful of tries in the first half as she marched to five scores on the day.
And there was offloading options aplenty on every break through the line, courtesy of Jenny, Rhianna and Ashley, that meant Royal Arsenal picked up two points from almost every line break.
The second half continued in much the same vein as the first, with attack after attack finding the try line as RA were not forced into a kicking situation at any point during the game.
The defensive line was largely impressive too, barring a couple of lapses in concentration that let YTMT pick up a handful of points, largely thanks to WA players Kyle and John.
By the end of 40 minutes, Arsenal had stamped their authority on the match and proved that they can be considered one of the most potent attacking force in the league this autumn.
And there was a cherry on top of the cake as the 24 points scored marked a record for any RA side in a competitive fixture.
The side was helped out by key contributors from WA’s ranks, including Ashley, Blair and Jesse, with Ashley collecting the player of the match award (…again).
But in truth, the award could have gone to half a dozen players on RA’s side as it was a thoroughly complete team performance that saw Arsenal go into week four of the season in second place.
Report by Joel Watson | player | club coach | captain for Royal Arsenal