GREYHOUND Ladies regained their top position of the Women's NC Midlands 2 South table following a 24-17 victory over Wellingborough Ladies.

Despite having only won one of their opening four games, hosts Wellingborough provided a big and strong test, during a first half dominated by Greyhound possession.

The visitors made the most of the bunching from the defensive side, shipping the ball out wide for an unconverted try from Carly Phillips.

Wellingborough came back into the tie and fought hard for their first unconverted to draw the score level.

In the remaining time in the first half, there were a series of penalties from high tackles on both sides, with neither team gaining an advantage from them.

Greyhound took the lead again just before the break when half-back Emma Downes made a great attacking move at Wellingborough defence and managed to get through the gap for a try through the posts, which was converted by Laura Jenkins.

The hosts remained in the tie and a badly timed tackle following a mauling ball on the five- metre line resulted in a penalty try being awarded.

However, top try scorer Carly Whent replied for Greyhound with a try from the kick-off, which was converted by Jenkins.

A short while later, inside-centre Whent found the try line again for her ninth try in five games, which was unconverted.

In the final 10 minutes, Wellingborough scored again to end the game at 17-24.

Greyhound travel to basement side Towcester Roses Ladies on Sunday looking to retain their top place.