A relieved and delighted RWB captain Becky Darts admitted she hadn’t been overly confident because they had last played in early April, in the inter-insulars.
‘I wasn’t all that confident – and to be honest, they probably had the better set of players.
But I said that our strength would be that we have played together as a team for a long time, and I think that told in the end.’ Cubs were a goal up within 20 minutes as RWB failed to take advantage of some early pressure.
Tactical changes made during the break had the desired effect as Sally MacDowall, RWB’s leading goalscorer, found the back of the net.
Nina Woods scored the second soon afterwards, from a short-corner, with a blistering shot from the top of the D, and it was player of the match Chrissie Hefford – RWB’s Player of the Season – who put the result beyond doubt.
‘Even though we were one down, it was great that it was a good, tough game,’ Darts said.
‘I think we just wanted it more than they did in the end.’ RWB: Becky Darts, Raydene Stracy, Nina Woods, Sylvia Spinola, Sarah Heelis, Chrissie Hefford, Zoe Smart, Jenni Le Roux, Audrey Buttle, Kirstin Buttle-Ulvin, Lori Moran, Sally MacDowall, Rhiannon Evans.