At Sunday lunchtime Belfast Harlequins Women met Cooke Women 2 in a Deloitte Women’s Junior Cup tie at Deramore Park.
Quins attacked from kick off, pinning Cooke back in their ‘22’. After a series of drives Eva Cafolla got over for an unconverted try to give Quins a 5-0 lead on 4 minutes.
Quins continued to press and it was against the run of play when Annie Timmoney broke from well inside her own half and set off on a solo run to score and level the score at 5 – 5 on 12 minutes.
Despite all the pressure Quins did not score again until 35 minutes, when Emma McQuitty scored an unconverted try for Quins to lead 10 – 5.
Quins lead 10 – 5 at Halftime.
Quins continued to press after the break, but it was not until the 57th minute that Khloe Miller got over close to the posts for a try converted by Stacey Bryce to increase the lead to 17 – 5.
Jordan Agnew’s try on 64 minutes and Cafolla’s second try on 74 minutes, both converted by Melissa Traynor, emphasized Quins dominance.
Quins were very worthy 31-5 victors.