University of South Wales Women’s rugby coach Mark Hutton ‘pleased’ with performance despite 39-20 loss to Cardiff Met 2s.

University of South Wales Women's Rugby 1st in action. Image Ellie Reynolds

Gerren Scapens

USW Women’s rugby coach Mark Hutton was complimentary about his players even though they squandered a hgealthy interval lead to fall to a 39-20 defeat against Cardiff Met 2nd.

USW led 20-7 at half-time but two sin-binnings undermined them in the closing stages, allowing Met to end comfortable winners.

Hutton said: “I was quite pleased. We had. was a depleted squad but the effort was there.”

“Obviously two consecutive yellow cards put us down to 13 players and that was the turning point unfortunately.

“We could question that some weren’t the best decisions but we know that we just need to get on with the game.”

Looking to the future, Hutton added:

“We are losing a few players, third-year students and things will obviously change.

“But we are fortunate that we had the game filmed today. So we’ll take a bit of time to look at specifics, rather than working on one thing.”

Hutton praised several individuals saying: “Megan Webb and Georgia Evans did particularly well and our captain Keely Ward was very inspirational.”

USW travel to Bath in two weeks for their next fixture.