Mixed NTS Round 2 - Division One Status Retained

25 June 2024

Invicta’s elite mixed team finished 12th out of 16 teams on their Division One debut at the National Touch Series in Burton-on-Trent on Saturday.

Having earned promotion two weeks ago, Invicta were competitive against the top mixed teams in the country. An early win over Manchester Foxes got the day off to a good start but defeat by a single try against London Scorpions and a loss to Bristol Jets meant we would be in the bottom half for the afternoon’s knock-out games.

A comfortable bowl quarter-final victory over Oxford was followed by a nail-biting semi-final against Chester Cheetahs that the northern team edged 3-2. A third single-try loss of the day in the play-off against Revolution meant we finished 12th overall, achieving the primary aim for the day of retaining top division status for the final round in August.

Team: Holly Atkinson, Cassandra Firman, Matt Mayall, Charlie Meredith, Stuart Meredith, Vaughn Meredith, Ashleigh Newbold, Lola Sanderson, Kit Sorgo, Christian Scott, Lydia Ticehurst | Referee: Dan Dyer