The 1st team were up against newly promoted Birmingham this week with the team hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table on home turf.
The game started with the home side taking advantage of the Birmingham players nerves and managed to turn over possession quickly. Hannah Septoff gained substantial ground down the right wing and Edinburgh were now pressing up hard in attack. Some great footwork from Rachel Law kept Birmingham on their toes, and just a few phases later Dido made a dash for the line, 5-0 Edinburgh.
Soon after the restart Amy Walter showed off her sensational ball carrying skills, offloading with confidence to Captain Sally Stott and Birmingham found themselves under immense pressure yet again. After struggling to get off their own try line Birmingham kick but it falls straight into the hands of Rachael Harkavy who turns and runs the ball all the way in to the try line, a wingers dream!
A third try was made when Stott found a break in the line and gave the ball to Harkavy who was playing with confidence and found the line. 15 minutes in and already 17-0 to the home side.
Walter attack down the right hand side for another and Nicola Howat shows that forwards can run and with her impressive pace she ran the ball in for another score. 34-0 An incredible Edinburgh scrum at the 5 meter line set Stott up for a try she was never going to miss! And the forwards don't stop scoring as prop extraordinaire Rebecca Youngs bashes through the Birmingham defense and gets herself a try. 41-0 With some great kicking from Helena Scullion.
Birmingham made good runs in attack during the first half but with a couple of knock ons, never gained enough momentum to threaten for a try despite keeping Edinburgh in their own half for large sections of play.
The second half saw much of the same, with Edinburgh having most of the possession and Birmingham looking fatigued as they tried to keep back a determined Edinburgh attack. Edinburgh took full advantage increasing their lead and maintaining the green wall preventing Birmingham from scoring any tries.
Final score 64-0.
A mighty performance from the girls! With no game next week they can concentrate on getting ready for Durham away in two weeks, which is sure to be a tough match.