The Gladies arrived at the marshes somewhat confused by Hackney council's the changing room logistics. However, £15 later and we were getting undressed in the privacy of our own fly infested box. Just outside, free of flies, Sagan sat waiting to tell us the game plan… in essence make Blackheath’s day as miserable as possible, dominate the game from the first whistle.

We made our way onto the pitch slightly daunted, realising how big it is when there are only 10 of you on it. Never the less we had the glory of last weeks victory ringing in our ears, or it could have been Alfie’s encouraging barking, and were ready for anything Blackheath had to throw at us.

So it started. Blackheath kicked to us and for the first 20minutes we bossed it. In a similar vein to last week it was clear to see that Hackneys advantage was out wide. Some early nerves were soon settled 2 minutes into the game when Ryno stepped outside of her opposite number pied her off on the chest and scored from 40m. With the expected kicking coaching coming from Sagan ER quickly attempted the drop goal approach only to get it closer to the Blackheath coach then the cross bar.

With nerves settled and the Hackney forwards putting the ball on velvet cushion for the backs to embellish more tries quickly followed through Paula x 2, Sonja and Ryno. Another coaching clinic was required for the goal kicking but with newbie Maria gradually getting more used to different shaped balls efforts were getting closer. With a wealth of talents on the bench due to the reduced numbers the Gladies were able to rotate without let up on the Blackheath defence. Paula bagged her hattrick and Meeson scored whilst also engaging in a pleasant discussion in exactly how much hair you’re allowed to grab in a tackle as she did so.

Half time saw the Gladies 35-0 up and whilst the opposition had a bagel it was Banana cake on the menu for Hackney courtesy of KB.

An early Gladie mistake at the restart saw the girls come under some pressure from the Blackheath front 5 at scrum time allowing them to make early yards until again halted by strong defence from Meeson. However a lapse in concentration saw ‘heaths’ 2nd row trundle in to score from a quick penalty.

However it was not long before normal service resumed and after some great work from Annette at the break down, Sonja’s clearance bounced kindly into the on rushing Barbers hands to go in under the posts. With Mick’s new kicking masterclass Maria scored her 1st conversion of the game.

A ‘Heath’ regroup saw them go in for their 2nd try of the day after a few laisse faire tackle attempts gifted there 2nd row with a brace. From the kickoff the high level of pressure saw ‘Heath’ turn the ball over in a panic gifting it to the Hackney forwards and Barber going in for her 2nd. Not content with 2 Barber showed the forwards could keep up with the backs to score her 3rd in the corner and ensure there was plenty of post match refreshment being bought for all. The final try of the day was probably the best one quickly recycled ball from Emily Lang and Kat K combined to release the backs which saw Paula cut a superb line to go in under the posts for number 5. Maria converted to make the final score to 75-10.

Stronger tests will happen over the next few weeks but the girls can take a ruthless satisfaction from another big win. 30 tries in 2 games with only 3 conceded is a superb stat as the gladies look to regain the clubs top tryscorer shield.

MoM goes to Paula who is rapidly growing into top centre and Kat K getting Brick of the week for a solid display around the break down in defence.