GREYHOUND Ladies will be looking to prove their worth at Banbury on Sunday after suffering a 33-5 home defeat to title rivals Tewksbury.

The Hereford side were at a disadvantage during Sunday's game as a shortage of numbers from Tewkesbury meant the game kicked off 12 a-side.

The visitor's, very at ease with a 12’s game, exploited the gaps in Greyhound’s line putting their centre through.

Greyhound had spells which looked as though they could produce a try, however Tewkesbury put the backline under pressure forcing errors and turning over possession going in at half-time 26-0 ahead.

Greyhound came back firing in the second half and with a great passage of play, winger Carly Whent managed to make the break scoring between the posts.

However, they were unable to add a second try and were ultimately beaten 33-5.

"This wasn’t really the game we wanted to play, we’re a 15’s team, so to play the full game without our full pack on the pitch wasn’t ideal," said Greyhound captain Jennie Lightowler.

"The girls played their socks off and the second half showed that where we kept the score to a try each.

"I can’t fault their determination and work rate. Everyone played well, it just wasn’t our game today.

"We’ve got Banbury away next Sunday which is another big game for us, the girls are raring to go though and definitely will be going out with something to prove after a disappointing result."

It was a weekend to forget for Greyhound as their men's side suffered a heavy 81-0 defeat at Claverdon.