Monday, 14 September 2015

Kilburn v Millwall Venus (38 - 25) Match Report 12th Sep 2015

Millwall Venus travelled to Kilburn Cosmos Rugby Club this Saturday grabbing a cheeky pre-match photo opportunity with the Webb Ellis cup!

Venus were switched on before they even walked out onto the pitch. And they absolutely dominated it. The game was played 70% in the opposition’s half and we held possession for the majority. The rugby skills – rucking, mauling and tackling – were tremendous. Venus had an outstanding game. Each and every player, played their heart out and should be extremely proud of themselves!

The forwards dominated the opposition with destructive tackles and strong rucks, which left several of the opposition players on the floor wondering what had happened.

Amanda Huddleson demonstrated new-found confidence starting her second season as scrum half, dictating play and organising her pack. Jo Sicler did herself proud as captain of the team, managing her backs well – always keeping them onside, in attacking/defensive lines, always ready for the next play.

Tries galore from Venus throughout the match, with Edna Schweizer’s powerful speed resulting in a hat-trick and Zainab Alema demonstrating great strength in her debut appearance; forcing her way through several players over the try-line.

Tammy Saunders and Emma Probyn played their first ever game of rugby fantastically, reading the opposition’s tactics to our advantage.  Putting in key runs which created space and momentum for our try scorers and resulting in Tammy earning back of the match. Forward of the match went to Harry Heard.

All players had great enthusiasm and communication throughout a tough game. If it weren’t for the breakaway tries from the opposition, there is no doubt that this would have been a Venus victory. The final score certainly did not reflect the efforts of the team and all team members should feel proud of their performance in the first match of the season.


1. Andrea Sutterfield
2. Hannah Salway
3. Hayley Whitehead
4. Kirstie Hargreaves
5. Rosie Whitter
9. Amanda Huddleson
10. Jo Sicler (C)
12. Edna Schweizer
13. Tammy Saunders
14. Emma Probyn


16. Zainab Alema
17. Aurelie Desjardins
18. Angharad Heard
19. Elissa Benson
20. Debbie Davies