Bishop's Stortford Ladies wear orange socks against Biggleswade for meningitis awareness
Georgia Read and Carleigh LaLonge got the tries as Bishop’s Stortford Ladies ended their Women’s NC South East (E) 3 campaign with a 31-10 home defeat to Biggleswade.
The hosts marked the occasion by donning orange socks to raise awareness of meningitis.
It is World Meningitis Day on April 24 and it is a cause close to the club’s heart – the sons of captain Nikky Wilkins and one of their coaches both survived the disease when they were very young babies.
Stortford, who are third in the standings, were up against it from the start as the second-placed visitors adopted a physical approach and retained possession well.
Biggleswade scored a try out wide after 12 minutes, but Stortford battled back and Read showed power and pace to shrug off tacklers and dot down.
The away side responded and scored another try to lead 12-5.
After the interval. Stortford’s Moriz suffered a double leg break. Surgery went well on Monday and she hopes to return early next season.
The hosts continued to battle bravely, but Biggleswade’s backs broke through for another try.
Replacement scrum-half Chloe Capp kept Stortford going forward and flanker LaLonge sccored a try.
But the visitors sealed the victory with two more tries from well-worked moves.