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MATCH REPORT – Blaydon Red Kites 74 – York RI 5

Well I will tell you, this game was ONE TO WATCH. Your Red Kites took on York for their final game of the league and it was spectacular from start to finish. The weather was geet lush, the girls looked amazing and the rugby was on fire.

I missed the first two tries, both by Emily Bowman and one converted by Rachel Best (Besty) as I was getting a gin from the bar (in the words of Kirsty Patterson (KP) “it’s Spring Break”). They were tries from Emily, we all know they would’ve been spectacular. Luckily, we all quickly saw some try scoring action as KP ran through York players like an excited child down the Easter aisle, offloaded to Emily who then scored whilst Besty converted it. The action was all too much for Hayley Hope as she split her pint when Lauren Hendry was lifted like angel in the line outs. The crowd easily had over 250 people supporting their local female rugby team (we absolutely ADORE you all) who were screaming BIG SCRUM BLAYDON. Absolute scenes. You then had Kate Miller wiping players out, Jo Gartland running lush lines up the wing, Victoria Barrow (VB) tearing though the defensive line. There was just carnage from all viewpoints. Toni Robinson (T) immensely scored two tries followed by two scrumptious tries from KP, two converted by Besty. In the words of Salt N Pepa and Adam Houston, the Red Kites ‘pushed it real good’ in those fierce, strong scrums. Jolene Ellwood and Lauren Hendry tackled and turned the ball over allowing KP to pass to T who scored. Try converted by Besty.

Half time – 50-0

The second half started with Emily tackling low and a big scrum on Blaydon’s try line. You stop to chat for one minute and the next thing you know, Besty appears from nowhere, pegging it down the pitch who passes the ball to T! T then catches the ball in the air and darts it over to score. The try was not converted but some blokey on the sideline described the game as a ‘massacre’. The bomb squad were then released to add some extra flair to the game. Lauren, Nicole Irving (Coley) and Jo tackled many players to defend however a little sneaker sneakerson snuck through and York scored. Try not converted. KP responded by picking the ball up from the back of a scrum and booping it over the line. Try not converted. The next try was an actual masterpiece as Besty handed the ball to T, who passed to KP who then passed it back to T to score. Try converted by Besty. For the final try of the day, Sonni Stuart pushed through players then KP took the ball from York’s scrum and scored. Try converted by Besty.

Full time – 74-5

Absolutely no thanks for this match report goes to Texas or Paul Strachan, who found it absolutely hilarious to say that I’d missed tries (howay, there were loads) when my finely crafted tally chart was actually accurate.

A massive thank you to York for coming up to play against us, those girls are some of the lushest people you will ever meet. Many of us bonded with them whilst waiting for chips after the game. Well done on your season, you’re all legends.

Well done to every Kite that put a shirt on for this game and every game of this league. You have all played absolutely amazingly, put so much time and effort into your sport and should be so so so proud of everything you have achieved this season. For many players, believe it or not, it is their first season! We are still waiting to find out if we are top of the league but we will keep everyone informed☺️ Thank you to the gorgeous coaches for all their time, hard work and patience too. Thank you to everyone that came down to support us. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves and we are so so thankful. Up the Kites.

Redkites v Ryton

BRFC Red Kites First XV Winning Streak Continues

In the words of VB ‘What a day to be alive!’ Sunday 17th October the Red Kites made the short trip up the road to local rivals Ryton in an eagerly anticipated league clash. Previous games between the two have always been an exciting watch and this was no exception.
Red Kites kicked off starting on a slight uphill in the first half. A hanging kick from starting 10 Jo Gartland found the space KP needed to chase and retrieve the ball, after a strong run up the pitch she set the standard for the rest of the game.
The Red kites went through the phases and an unlucky knock on resulted in the first scrum of the game. Both packs were well matched and Ryton was in possession. They worked their way inside the Red kites 22 with some strong carries and there was a period of sustained pressure.
The Red kites outstanding defence won them a turnover and the ball found itself in the hands of full back Toni Robinson who made a break up the left wing, a beautiful inside pass to captain Leah Greenwell who utilised the space working across the pitch offloading to Emily Bowman scoring the first try of the game under the sticks. Converted by Jo Gartland. 0-7
An injury after the restart welcomed Vice Captain Rachel best onto the pitch (you would never have guessed she completed a 10K that morning in record time!) Strong running from Blaydon’s forwards punched holes in Ryton’s defence allowing Besty to ghost over the try line under the posts. Converted by Besty.
A few missed opportunities towards the end of the half lightened the mood as we saw Molly Harrison making a break for it up the touchline… despite putting a foot in touch and the referee red faced from blasting on his whistle multiple times she went for gold and scored the try anyways….. it wasn’t counted but the look on her face as she realised we were all watching was a delight!
However the dick of the day award went to Emily Bowman for a kick that would have been fantastic had it managed to reach her boot! Coach Paul Foster couldn’t contain his laugh on the side line.
HALF TIME 0 – 14
Game play resumed with the Red kites now on the slight slope determined to keep their momentum built in the first half. They remained focused and with a few strong carries Molly found her second chance receiving the ball on the wing as she powered up the pitch to score her well deserved first try of the season much to everyone’s delight.
It wasn’t long before Molly was once again pelting down the wing taking an offload from Toni that Sonny Bill Williams would be proud of! Molly powered over the line taking 3 defenders with her and grounding the ball to score her second try. 0 – 24
With each try spurring the Red kites on they didn’t relax for a second… the next try came from Toni Robinson after some good link up play between the forward and backs. A strong run from Jolene Ellwood drew in defenders and Toni received the offload to the increase the score. Converted by Besty 0 – 31.
The game got underway again with a strong carry from Rosie Quinn taking out defenders and offloading to Leah Greenwell to slide in under the posts. Converted by Besty. 0 – 38.
The 7th and final try of the game was a result of a tasty pick and go from number 8 Kate Miller to offload to Emily who glided through under the posts. Converted by Besty.
FULL TIME 0 – 45
The score line didn’t quite reflect how difficult a game this was for the Red Kites and the fight Ryton put up right down to the final minute. We look forward to welcoming you down to Crow trees in the new year for the return fixture.
Ryton’s pick for Player of the Match went to KP
Blaydon’s Forward of the Match went to Jolene Ellwood and Back of the Match to Kayley Callan.
A fantastic effort for all of the Blaydon ladies for what is shaping up to be a very exciting season for them. Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to come and support us on the side lines.
The Red Kites next home fixture is against Hull Ionians on Saturday 6th November, kick off at 2.30pm. It would be superb for the Red Kites to see how much BRFC are behind them this season, so get yourself along, you will not be disappointed. I have been to several Red Kites matches this season and they are just getting better and better.

MATCH REPORT – Blaydon Red Kites 45 V Ryton 0

In the words of VB ‘What a day to be alive!’ Sunday 17th October the Red Kites made the short trip up the road to local rivals Ryton in an eagerly anticipated league clash. Previous games between the two have always been an exciting watch and this was no exception.
Red Kites kicked off starting on a slight uphill in the first half. A hanging kick from starting 10 Jo Gartland found the space KP needed to chase and retrieve the ball, after a strong run up the pitch she set the standard for the rest of the game.
The Red kites went through the phases and an unlucky knock on resulted in the first scrum of the game. Both packs were well matched and Ryton was in possession. They worked their way inside the Red kites 22 with some strong carries and there was a period of sustained pressure. The Red kites outstanding defence won them a turnover and the ball found itself in the hands of full back Toni Robinson who made a break up the left wing, a beautiful inside pass to captain Leah Greenwell who utilised the space working across the pitch offloading to Emily Bowman scoring the first try of the game under the sticks. Converted by Jo Gartland. 0-7
An injury after the restart welcomed Vice Captain Rachel best onto the pitch (you would never have guessed she completed a 10K that morning in record time!)
Strong running from Blaydon’s forwards punched holes in Ryton’s defence allowing Besty to ghost over the try line under the posts. Converted by Besty.
A few missed opportunities towards the end of the half lightened the mood as we saw Molly Harrison making a break for it up the touchline… despite putting a foot in touch and the referee red faced from blasting on his whistle multiple times she went for gold and scored the try anyways….. it wasn’t counted but the look on her face as she realised we were all watching was a delight!
However the award of the day award went to Emily Bowman for a kick that would have been fantastic had it managed to reach her boot! Coach Paul Foster couldn’t contain his laugh on the side line.
HALF TIME 0 – 14
Game play resumed with the Red kites now on the slight slope determined to keep their momentum built in the first half. They remained focused and with a few strong carries Molly found her second chance receiving the ball on the wing as she powered up the pitch to score her well deserved first try of the season much to everyone’s delight.
It wasn’t long before Molly was once again pelting down the wing taking an offload from Toni that Sonny Bill Williams would be proud of! Molly powered over the line taking 3 defenders with her and grounding the ball to score her second try. 0 – 24
With each try spurring the Red kites on they didn’t relax for a second… the next try came from Toni Robinson after some good link up play between the forward and backs. A strong run from Jolene Ellwood drew in defenders and Toni received the offload to the increase the score. Converted by Besty 0 – 31.
The game got underway again with a strong carry from Rosie Quinn taking out defenders and offloading to Leah Greenwell to slide in under the posts. Converted by Besty. 0 – 38.
The 7th and final try of the game was a result of a tasty pick and go from number 8 Kate Miller to offload to Emily who glided through under the posts. Converted by Besty.
FULL TIME 0 – 45
The score line didn’t quite reflect how difficult a game this was for the Red Kites and the fight Ryton put up right down to the final minute. We look forward to welcoming you down to Crow trees in the new year for the return fixture.
Ryton’s pick for player of the match went to KP
Blaydon’s forward of the match went to Jolene Ellwood and Back of the Match to Kayley Callan.
A fantastic effort for all of the Blaydon ladies for what is shaping up to be a very exciting season for them.
Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to come and support us on the side lines. We really appreciate it. ❤