Iguanas champs as Kehoe goes

The John Doak Architecture Lady Iguanas were crowned champions of the Elite Marble & Granite Women’s 7s League, fall season, on Saturday.  

It was a weekend full of emotion with Iguanas stalwart Lisa Kehoe also playing her last game for the team following announcement of her retirement from rugby. 

The Iguanas who had been the dominant force for the October league, came into the final weekend needing just one win to clinch the title.  

They got off to a fast start against the Kirk Freeport All Diamonds with Kehoe and Joanne Ziegler combining well down the right wing and Kehoe set up Ziegler for the first score.  

The Diamonds came straight back with a try of their own following broken play, captain Cassianne Lawrence seized on a loose ball and surged to the line to level the score.  

Marline Williams was is a buoyant mood and a typical charge from her put the Iguanas back in front. 

Some good work by again by Kehoe saw her break free of a tackler to further extend the Iguanas lead.  

Then as time ran out Ziegler got the celebrations started when she scored again to round off a 20-5 Lady Iguanas win. 

The second game saw the OMNI Sharks face off against the Kirk Freeport All Diamonds.  

There was very little to separate the teams in this close, low scoring affair.  

A score just before half time from Lisa Kemp put the All Diamonds in front and another score by Cassianne Lawrence converted by Laura Willighan gave the All Diamonds a 12-0 win. 

But the day was all about the Lady Iguanas and their day’s star Kehoe who was applauded off the pitch by all of the players and the crowd at the end. The Iguanas received the Hob Knob trophy.  

Kehoe will suit up one more time for the Cayman Select VII when they compete alongside the Cayman national team in Friday’s Halloween 7s tournament at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The tournament features women’s teams from Scotland, Dallas and Mexico. Entrance is free. 

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Lisa Kehoe has served women’s rugby superbly. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

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Lisa Kemp put the All Diamonds in front.