Hearn’s side see off Plymouth in style

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Swansea University’s Carole-Ann Burt’s three tries helped defeat Plymouth Marjons and strengthened their second position in the league.

Vice-captain Eliza Slinn was proud of the attacking mind-set of Swansea’s forward pack in blustery conditions.

“Naturally our open play and offloading comes off really well, so we’ve worked on our set-pieces”, she said.

“It was nice to see it come into action.”

Swansea started the game brightly, with captain and inside centre Lizzie Hearn making incisive breaks.

But it was Marjons who scored the opening try. 15 minutes in, a defensive kick from Swansea saw Leanne Cording take advantage of the space and score.

The scores were soon levelled up, Burt powering over the line from the back of a five-metre scrum.

Five minutes later, Swansea set up a maul 10 metres out and scrum-half Katrina Morris peeled off and darted through the defence to score.

Swansea lost concentration and allowed winger Stacey Saunders to get round the back and score to take the lead going into the break.

The second half saw a revitalised Swansea side.

Burt scored her second try of the game after powering through the Marjons defence after another scrum.

Her hat-trick was complete when she found herself on the overlap.

The victory was complete with Hearn and Slinn both scoring tries.

Slinn added: “I’m really pleased the girls kept their cool and the forwards did an amazing job today.”

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