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Devon women look for vital win in their only home match of the season

14 May 2022 10:17 | Devon RFU

DEVON’S women’s team play their only home game of the Gill Burns County Championship on Sunday when they host Essex at Withycombe (1pm).

Devon had a tricky start to their Division Two, Pool Two campaign last week with a tough trip to Hertfordshire.

The Green & Whites made a slow start at Hertford and trailed 21-5 at the break, with prop Enya Surtees getting their only try.

But they improved second half and cut the gap with a fine try by winger Harriet Jeffery after good play by the forwards. Hertfordshire did score a late trip to win 28-10 but Devon will have take heart from their second half display.

Essex also lost their opening game, going down 48-5 at home to Hampshire.

Devon will be hoping for a decent crowd a Withycombe to try to cheer them on to a vital victory.

DEVON TEAM TO FACE ESSEX

15 Olivia Verner (Devonport Services)

14 Sarah Hurford (Cullompton)

13 Mollie Pepper (Cullompton)

12 Gemma Parish (Vice-captain) (Cullompton)

11 Amelia Dennis (Bideford)

10 Jess Phillips (Cullompton)

9 Libby Daymond (Plymstock Albion Oaks)

1 Enya Surtees (Topsham)

2 Claire Knighton (Cullompton)

3 Polly Nicholl (Topsham)

4 Amy Alford (Cullompton)

5 Jade Wallis (Topsham)

6 Laura Harris (Topsham)

7 Sophie McMeekin (Ivybridge)

8 Hannah Pomfret (Captain) (Plymstock Albion Oaks)

Replacements

16 Amy Holden (Topsham)

17 Daisy Vinnicombe (Topsham)

18 Beckie Stephens (Cullompton)

19 Amber Hallman (Bideford)

20 Annie Jones (Devonport Services)

21 Corinne Walsh (Topsham)

22 Harriet Jeffrey (Bideford)