JESS Irvine scored the opening try as Crowthorne Ladies put in a brave effort against South East West One leaders Reading Abbey before falling to a 31-7 home defeat on Sunday.

The Thorns do not have a game next weekend, and return to action at Richmond 3rds on Sunday, January 29.

  • Crowthorne drew 15-15 at Slough in their BB&O Premier Berkshire derby on Saturday.

The result lifted Crows to fifth in the table ahead and they travel to Abingdon on January 29.