Farnham Falcons women’s first team sealed the Women’s NC2 South West (East) title with an 83-0 win against Reading Abbey’s second team on Sunday.
The Falcons were stronger in every aspect of the game – dominating possession, set-pieces and the breakdown, as well as showing greater speed of thought and execution than their opponents.
Farnham’s first try came from a scrum with a well-worked move enabling fly-half Zoe Robinson to go in untouched under the posts.
Two tries followed from quickly-taken tap penalties – initiated by scrum-half Tegan Larvan and scored by Brooke Whitman and Robinson – with a further two tries from open play giving Farnham a commanding 33-0 lead at half-time.
The Falcons accelerated in the second half, as the Reading defenders tired, to score a further eight tries as Farnham’s runners were able to evade tacklers with increasing frequency.
The victory caps a successful season for the Falcons and for women’s rugby at Farnham.
The first team won 11 of their 12 league games to earn promotion to NC1.
Farnham Falcons women’s second team finished their league campaign with a 25-5 win at Basingstoke.
The Falcons won five of their ten league games to finish in third place in a tightly-packed Women’s NC3 South East (South) league.
The second team are hoping to challenge for league honours next season.
Farnham Falcon Tilly Poland has been selected for England’s under-18 women’s squad for the Six Nations festival at Wellington College.
The festival will be held at the college until Saturday, April 15.
Farnham Falcons women’s academy (under-18s) team have won the Surrey Waterfall Cup, winning all their matches in the competition.
Membership continues to grow for the Falcons, with more than 80 women playing adult rugby.