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WARRIORS AT HOME
16TH SEPTEMBER 2018
WARRIORS HOST WATSONIAN LADIES
STOP PRESS: The Warriors go down 55-14. Great performance and scoreline was not reflective of the game. Abbie Clark with the 2 Warriors tries and Mally with 2 conversions.
Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights
After last weeks game versus Hillhead Jordanhill ladies had to be conceded due to injuries and unavailable Warriors, (a friendly between the teams is being arranged for the new year) the Warriors turn to Sunday as they host Watsonian Ladies.
Watsonian Ladies have a played 3 won 2 record so far in the Premier league, although one of the wins was a walkover.
With Hillhead Ladies looking like they are the team to beat this season, Watsonian Ladies will still be eying the potential top spot.
For the Warriors, its been a tough but expected start to life in the Premier league.
At home you feel the Warriors always have a chance and they will be wanting to take the lessons of the past two Premier league matches and get their first point or points on the board on Sunday.
So the Warriors host Watsonian Ladies on Sunday at Violetbank.
Unusually for a team in the Premier league, the teams have actually met before when they clashed in the Sarah Beaney Cup last season at Violetbank.
Watsonian Ladies came out on top but the Warriors did score a couple of great tries.
Again it will be a tough ask for the Warriors to claim all the points in this game but the Warriors will, as always, be up for the challenge.
Players to meet at Violetbank at 12.30 for the 14.00 KO.
For Watsonian Ladies they will be wanting to keep up their challenge to the top spot with Hillhead Jordanhill
Warriors Squad: 1 M Parker, 2 L Moffat, 3 E Jardine, 4 Abbie Clark, 5 C Clark, 6 A McWilliam, 7 N Barnes, 8 C Barnes (c), 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 K Barlow, 12 A Armstrong, 13 C O'Connell, 14 R Armstrong, 15 K Taylor, 16 M Alexander, 17 J Dalgliesh.
3 TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
8TH/9TH SEPTEMBER 2018
U15 AND U18 HORNETS HOST CAITHNESS
STOP PRESS: SCORES ON THE DOORS: MIRAGE LEAGUE
U15 Hornets 5 v Caithness U15 Girls 57
U18 Hornets 24 v Caithness U18 Girl 83
Well played to both teams. A tough shift but all rugby is good rugby!
Safe journey home to Caithness Girls! Great commitment!
U18 Match Photos / U18 Match Highlights
U15 try from Sarah Hunter
U18 points from Ellie Henderson (2 tries), Lily Glendinning (2 tries) and Jenna Paterson (2 conversions)
If there is an award for rugby dedication, its to Caithness Girls Rugby as they travel to 360 plus miles to Annan on Friday and Saturday to take on the Annan U15 and U18 Hornets on Saturday morning at Violetbank!
Thats commitment to the cause!
Kick off for both games in 11.30am and a big Annan support would be most welcome to support Caithness and the Hornets.
This is the opening home game of the Mirage league.
Hornets to meet as arranged with the coaches.
Best of luck to the girls.
MASSIVE GAME FOR THE WARRIORS
STOP PRESS: WARRIORS MATCH OFF
Alas the efforts/injuries from the last two weeks matches and Warrior unavailability means that Sundays Premier league match v Hillhead Jordanhill Ladies has been conceded.
The teams have agreed to play a friendly match in the new year however as to be the best, you have to play the best!
So with the Warriors first foray into the Premier Division being the expected steep learning curve, Sundays opponents Hillhead Jordanhill will be the toughest game the Warriors have ever faced.
Not that the Warriors wont be giving 100% as always but against the best Womens team in Scotland at the moment, very few teams return from the Hughenden ground with the points.
Hillhead Jordanhill are stacked with Scottish Internationalists and are the current league and cup holders and are also top the league after the first 2 game.
It will be a tough ask for the Warriors to get a result of some sort in this match, but rugby can be a funny old game and this is the Warriors after all!
So the Warriors travel to HillHead Jordanhill for the first time.
Like last weeks opponents, Corstorphine Cougars, other teams in the club have played Sundays opponents but this will the debut match between the senior women's teams.
Hillhead Jordanhill will go into this game as huge favourites but the Annan Warriors will be making sure the Glasgow ladies will have to work for the full 80 if they are to claim the points.
For the Warriors, its been a tough introduction to life in the Premier league and after this game the Warriors will host Watsonian Ladies next week at Violetbank.
The Warriors could have turned down promotion last season (which has happened in the past to various league winners) but the Warriors knew that every game in the Premier league is gaining them valuable experience for the next match.
The only way is up for the Warriors!
Warriors Starting XV: TBC
Warriors Replacements: TBC
IMPROVED PERFORMANCE BUT END IN DEFEAT
2ND SEPTEMBER 2018
WARRIORS GO DOWN IN EDINBURGH
The Warriors travelled to Edinburgh for the first away tie in the Tennent's Premier League to take on Corstorphine Cougars
The first quarter was action packed but unfortunately for the Warriors it was the Cougars who took control with 3 well worked tries to the Warriors 1. The Warriors try coming from Abbie Clark. 15-5. 15 minutes played. Frantic start.
In the 2nd quarter of the half, things settled down for a bit and it wasn't until the 35th minute that there was another score.
Alas for the Warriors it was for the Cougars who scored and who took a 22-5 lead into the the half time break.
The Warriors were playing well when they had the ball but their defence had allowed a few soft tries and the game was starting to drift away from them.
Big second half required.
However it was the Cougars who scored the first points in the 2nd half with a well worked try to take it to 29-5. The Warriors were now playing for pride as the match looked out of reach.
For the next 10 mins though it was nip and tuck with the Warriors getting back into the game but just the last pass going astray.
But again a couple of defences lapses and the Cougars scored a couple of quick tries and it was 43-5 with about 20 to go.
Both teams has chances to add to the score in the last 20 and it was the Cougars who had the final say in the match and added 3 late tries to take the final score to 62-5.
Despite the score, an improved performance from the Warriors but it will take a will take a few more matches for the Warriors to adjust to the pace of the Premier league.
Anyway, the Warriors will take the experience from the game and add it to the rugby knowledge bank! Onto the next game Warriors!
The Warriors now have the toughest match of the season as they travel to Hillhead Jordanhill next Sunday. Then they are home to Watsonian Ladies the following week. A couple of big game coming up!
LEAGUE SEASON CONTINUES
2ND SEPTEMBER 2018
WARRIORS OFF TO THE CAPITAL
The Warriors travel to Edinburgh on Sunday for their 2nd match in the Premier league.
Last Sundays match v Stirling County showed what kind of pace the Premier league is played at. It will no doubt take a few games for the Warriors to adjust,
The other teams in the league have been playing at this level for many a year, so every game for the Warriors just adds to the Warriors players experience.
Corstorphine Cougars started their league campaign with a narrow away loss to Watsonian Ladies.
So both teams will be wanting to get the 4 or 5 points from this match to take into the next game. Which for the Warriors is away to current league champions Hillhead Jordanhill.
So the Warriors travel to Corstorphine for the first time.
The other teams in the club have played the Edinburgh club, with the U15 Hornets taking on the combined Lismore/RHC girls team at the time back in 2016. A wee Bowl Final win!
As was mentioned above, both teams will be wanting to get a win under their belts and get some points on the board.
Will be a tough tough game, with a couple of new faces in the Warriors team, and Corstorphine will be favourites to take the points. But this is the Warriors. Enough said.
Players to meet at Bank Street at 10am for the 2pm KO
Warriors Starting XV: 1 M Parker, 2 A McWilliam, 3 E Jardine, 4 Abbie Clark, 5 C Clark, 6 N Barnes, 7 S Grainger, 8 C Barnes (c), 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 R Armstrong, 12 A Armstrong, 13 J Stewart, 14 C O'Connell , 15 K Taylor
Warriors Subs: 16 L Thompson, 17 E Henderson
LEAGUE SEASON STARTS
26TH AUGUST 2018
VIOLETBANK START FOR THE WARRIORS
STOP PRESS: The Warriors go down 72-12 to Stirling. Great effort but it will take a few matches for the Warriors to get up to speed with the difference in Premier league rugby
Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights
The Warriors take to the pitch on Sunday for their debut match in the Premier Division.
It will be the Warriors first competitive game of the season although they played Carlisle Cougars on Tuesday in a training match.
Stirling County will be the opposition and it will be a huge step up from National 1 that the Warriors won last year.
So we welcome Stirling County to Annan and Violetbank for the first time.
For the record, this might be the first time the 2 clubs have met at any level. Especially at Violetbank anyway.
Stirling Ladies have been a mainstay in the Premier Division over the years and were 4th last year.
In this shortened season as the Women's game restructures to the new structure in 2019, both teams will be wanting to start the season with a win.
Should be a great game at Violetbank. Players to meet at Violetbank at 12.30 for the 14.00 kick off.
Warriors Squad: 1 M Parker, 2 A McWilliam, 3 E Jardine, 4 Abbie Clark, 5 C Clark, 6 L Moffat, 7 S Grainger, 8 N Barnes (Joint Capt.), 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 R Armstrong, 12 L Vevers, 13 J Stewart, 14 K Barlow, 15 K Taylor (Joint Capt.), 16 M Alexander, 17 L Thompson
HORNETS OFF TO THE CAPITAL
STOP PRESS: Mixed fortunes as the U15 Hornets go down 52-14 but the U18 Hornets won convincingly in a development match. Well played Hornets. Onto the next one!
The U15 and U18 start their league season with a trip to Edinburgh to take on old friends Lismore Ladies.
The teams have met numerous times over the years with every match being very competitive and Sundays matches will be no exception!
Team to meet with the coaches as arranged for the 11.30 kick offs.
11TH AUGUST 2018
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
WARRIORS AT THE MOFFAT TENS
28TH JULY 2018
LADIES LOSE IN THE FINAL
Two Annan teams travelled to Moffat for their Annual Tens competition.
The Warriors took on Stewartry Sirens and Oban Ladies over 6 group matches.
The Warriors started like a house on fire and won their first games v each team. They then faded a bit and lost the next 3 games but bounced back to win their last game v Oban.
Overall the Warriors played 6 won 3 lost 3 in the group games.
Against Stewartry Sirens it was 17 points to the Warriors and 14 against.
Against Oban Ladies it was 39 points to the Warriors and 19 against.
With Oban besting Stewartry in their 3 matches, this meant the final would be between the Warriors and Oban!
So for the 4th time, the teams took to the Moffat pitch and for the 2nd time it was the Ladies from the North who came out on top 12-7.
Well played anyway to the Warriors. Onto the start of the Premier league season in just 4 weeks!
Game 1: Warriors 7 v Stewartry Sirens 0
Try from Sarah Grainger and converted by Allana McWilliam
Game 2: Warriors 19 v Oban Ladies 0
Tries from Abbie Clark, Kirsty Barlow (1st try for the Warriors) and Jane Stewart with 2 converted by Allana McWilliam
Game 3: Warriors 5 v Stewartry Sirens 7
Try from Rachel Armstrong
Game 4: Warriors 10 v Oban Ladies 12
Tries from Abbie Clark and Chelsea Barnes
Game 5: Warriors 5 v Stewartry Sirens 7
Try from Nicole Barlow
Games 6: Warriors 10 v Oban Ladies 7
Tries from Sarah Grainger (2)
Final Warriors 7 v Oban Ladies 12
Try from Jane Stewart converted by Allana McWilliam
Match Report /
TEAMS OFF TO THE MOFFAT TENS
28TH JULY 2018
2 ANNAN TEAMS TRAVEL ON SATURDAY
Annan travel to Moffat on Saturday to take part in the Annual Moffat 10s Tournament at The Holm. This year the tournament features women's rugby for the first time with Annan Warriors participating.
Annan Warriors 10 will play in a league comprising Annan, Biggar and Stewartry with the Warriors playing their first match against Stewartry Sirens with a 1.30pm KO.
Warriors Squad: C Barnes (c), L Moffat, N Barnes, Abbie Clark, S Grainger, N Barlow, A McWilliam, L Vevers, J Stewart, K Taylor, K Barlow
Players to meet at clubhouse at 11:15am
Annan men's 10 will play in a league comprising Annan, Oban, Stewartry and Walkerburn with Annan playing their first game against Walkerburn with a 12.45pm KO
Annan 10's squad: TBC
Players to meet at clubhouse at 11.15am
REALISE YOUR INNER HORNET/WARRIOR
TRAINING HAS RESTARTED
For all Ladies U12-Adult - currentrly down at the Everholm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7pm.
Come down for a try or even just for a chat and see what its all about.