Davies takes positives from opening day defeat

Warriors Women Director of Rugby Roy Davies took the positives from his side’s 47-10 defeat at Wasps FC Ladies, but insisted they had to improve.

The visitors took an early lead through Vicky Foxwell’s penalty, an advantage they held for the first 30 minutes.

But Wasps’ driving maul proved too powerful for Warriors, although Davies believes his team should have been more clinical in the first-half.

“We started the game really well and had some key moments and opportunities early on, but we didn’t really capitalise on those,” he said.

“And then, it started to slip away from us, Wasps capitalised on the moments they had. And they probably found another level, particularly in the second-half.

“They stepped up another level, but we didn’t really respond to that and go beyond it. As a result, we ended up on the back of a pretty disappointing scoreline.”

Warriors did claim a second-half converted try through replacement Ffion Lewis, but the visitors’ boss wants an improvement ahead of next week’s home match against Harlequins Women.

“That’s bits and pieces from across the game we can take encouragement from,” Davies said.

“But there’s also bits and pieces that we really have to learn from.

“It’s all very well coming here and being positive, talking about the good stuff, but there probably wasn’t enough of it, particularly in that second-half.

“As a squad and a coaching team, we really have to take a look at that and address those areas.”