Platypi women deliver their first win

Captain Lotherington and the newly-formed Forbes rugby union women's team enjoyed a solid win on Saturday.
Captain Lotherington and the newly-formed Forbes rugby union women's team enjoyed a solid win on Saturday.

Forbes Platypi's new women's team have scored a convincing 82-12 victory over the Cowra - Canowindra side.

Former Eagle Lillyann Mason-Spice scored three tries for Forbes, with multiple tries also going to Maggie Townsend (three) and Cate Loneragan (two).

Bec Eastaway and Chelsea Amone were the lone scorers for the Python-Eagles, with Tarcia Skinner converting one of her two opportunities.

Forbes' women's coach, Tom Macleay was rapt for his team, in what was the first game the newly formed side had won.

"The amount of points they scored today is the most points any of the Forbes sides have scored this year, so that's absolutely glorious..." he said.

"They should be very proud of themselves, I'm proud of them, the town's proud of them, it doesn't get much better than that."

Macleay, who also coached the second-grade side to win on Saturday afternoon, added that there was still plenty of room for improvement despite the impressive result.

"...there's never perfection in the game of rugby, so [there's] a few little things [to improve on]: slipping off tackles late, fitness and more talk around the field," he noted.

After the Easter break, Forbes will host the West Wyalong Redbacks, while the Python-Eagles will host the Orange Emus women's side at Canowindra's Tom Clyburn Oval when they return to try and get their second win for the year.

  • FORBES PLATYPI 82 (LillyAnn Mason-Spice 3, Maggie Townsend 3, Cate Loneragan 2, April Townsend, Jess Hill, Tyler Nute, Jayden Scott tries; Jess Ruge 7, Meaghan Kempson 4 conversions) def COWRA-CANOWINDRA 12 (Bec Eastaway, Chelsea Amone tries; Tarcia Skinner conversion)