REDDITCH Queenfishers hosted their tournament as part of the South West region of the Midland Ladies Touch League on Sunday, looking to build on their impressive second placed finish at the previous competition in Pershore.
The home team again performed well, but narrowly missed out on matching their feat of the previous round – their best tournament result so far – as they finished third.
The Redditch girls started quite shakily as they made small errors in the first half of their first game against Luctonians.
However, after the team had warmed up and benefited from a half time talk from coach Garry Mills, they managed to score four tries against the Herefordshire outfit to secure victory.
Bethany Bowers scored the only try in the second game against Bredon and this winning score and her performances throughout the other games earned her the Lady of the Tournament accolade.
The Queenfishers’ highlight of the tournament came when they held out for a 0-0 draw against current league leaders Pershore, which is their best result against this skilful team.
The last game of the day against Bromyard would determine the order of the top three teams.
However, despite battling hard, the now exhausted Redditch team lost 1-0 and this resulted in Pershore finishing first, Bromyard second and Redditch Queenfishers third.
The ladies would like to thank the volunteers – Shelley Field, Kim Flynn, Andy Flynn, Alison White and James Shotbolt – for helping the day to run smoothly.