Whitland Ladies 14 – 10 Valley Panthers
A tough game from both sides where defences were tested through out the game.
Whitland took an early 9-0 lead with some dubious penalty decisions before the Panthers hit back with tries from Theresa Evans, and Rachel Davies to go into the half time break 10-9 up.
With about 15 mins to go, the referee deemed a side entry at the tackle area, and decided to yellow card Jodie Evans. Whilst showing the yellow card, Whitland were allowed to take a quick tap penalty, and the referee issued a second yellow card to Angharad De Smet for obstruction.
With the Panthers down to 13 players, the situation was then exacerbated by a serious injury to Theresa Evans, reducing the Panthers to 12.
The girls stood strong for about 8 minutes and managed to contain Whitland until the 2 yellow cards could return to the pitch.
With time running out Whitland managed to make space for a try in the corner for their winger, bringing the score to 14-10 and the referee blew up from the resulting kick-off.
Although a tough defeat to take in the circumstances, we do wish Whitland good luck in the second half of the season.