18-14

Saturday 18th May 2019, 18:00pm

Baylerbeyi Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
Women's International Friendlies

Scorers

Tries

Mehtap Korku, Esen Gül Ecem Acikgoz

Goals

Ecem Acikgoz (3)

Scorers

Tries

Virgina Pinavello, Allessandra Menotti

Goals

Valentina Virgili,

Match Report

Turkey held on to overcome Italy 18-14 in a pulsating women’s international, after leading 12-4 at the break. The game was superbly refereed by Serbian official Vladan Kikanovic and held at the sunny Beylerbeyi Stadium. Tries from Turkey’s Ecem Acikzog and Esen Gul, both converted by Acikzog, put the hosts 12-0 in front before an unconverted try by Italy’s Gioga Lozzi just before half time saw them back in the contest. Italy began the second half strongly and scored through Alessandra Menotti, however, a try by Mehtap Korku, again converted by Acikzog put Turkey into an unassailable 18-8 lead. A late try for Italy by Virgina Pinaello, converted by Valentina Virgilli proved to be consolation for the visitors.

 

Turkey Women: 

Melike Sahan, Huyla Tasci, Gulusan Cakmak, Mehtap Korku, Nazlican Erdogan, Esen Gül (Izmir Bati Gucu RLC), Elif Yilmaz, Zeynep Aydın, Nazife Taşkın, Ecem Acikgoz(Ankara Phrygians RLC), Bengu Ozgen, Safak Ozturk, Merve Fırtına, Ezgi Kilic, Elif Kutlu (Kadikoy Bulls RLC), Berivan Dilmac (Eskisehir Aqua Warriors RLC), Jiyan Avras

 

Italy Women: 

Lisa Sovran, Stefania Tolto, Riulla Callagel, Virgina Pinavello, Alessandra Menotti, Cecilia Piva, Valentina Virgili, Giulia Iozzi, Simona Gazzera, Rosa Bettolatei, Altea, Giulia Stucchi, Erica Neri, Enrica Pandolfo, Marika Ascione, Carlotta Gnerreschi.