Essex Ladies lose County Cup final to Leicestershire

PUBLISHED: 17:00 30 May 2017

Essex lost out to Leicestershire (pic Tim Edwards)

Essex lost out to Leicestershire (pic Tim Edwards)


Two tries from Sally Tuson not enough to help local team claim silverware

Essex Ladies suffered a narrow 32-29 defeat to Leicestershire on Sunday in the final of the County Cup.

The contest at Richmond turned out to be a thriller, but ill-discipline cost the local team in the end.

Sally Tuson and India Harvey gave Essex the perfect start by going over for tries to give them a 12-0 advantage.

Leicestershire responded impressively and got back on level terms before more points were scored.

Tuson went over again for Essex and it gave them a 22-12 lead at half time, as they eyed a triumphant end to the campaign.

But Leicestershire’s forward soon got on top and forced the opposition to give away a number of penalties.

Essex were handed a first yellow card and their rivals took advantage to move in front after a try and a successful penalty.

Another sin bin saw Leicestershire go over again and although Essex fought back, it was too little too late.

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