IT WAS a day to forget for Worcester Valkyries as they were thrashed 63-0 by Tyrrells Premier 15s leaders Saracens at Sixways.

Valkyries shipped 10 tries with Sarries wing Georgie Lingham bagging a hat-trick while May Campbell, Vicky Fleetwood, Kat Evans, Hannah Botterman, Kay Searcy, Nina Vistisen and Zoe Harrison scored the others.

The visitors opened the scoring early on as Lingham was on the end of a sweeping passing move to go over in the corner.

Moments later Sarries notched another score.

This time it came through the strength of their pack as Campbell dotted down from the back of a maul.

Valkyries then stood firm and shut Saracens out for most of the half.

The speed of the defensive line time and again forced the defending champions into making handling errors in crucial areas.

Despite being resolute in defence, Valkyries were unable to form many attacks deep in the Saracens half.

The away side ended the half as they started it with a quick-fire double from Fleetwood and Lingham.

The second half started in the same fashion as two quick scores continued Saracens’ momentum.

Evans bundled over from short range before Lingham completed her treble when she crossed in the corner from 60 metres.

Around the hour-mark Saracens hit again as Botterman powered her way over the try-line after phase-play opened up spaces for the visitors.

Valkyries’ Vicky Laflin did excellently well defending one-on-one to prevent Lingham from adding her fourth.

However, forcing a knock-on, meant Saracens had a five-metre scrum which Searcy used as a platform to grab a score for herself.

As the game drew to a close Valkyries showed no signs of giving up.

They gained momentum from this and applied great pressure to the Saracens back-line.

Roy Davies’ side came within yards of getting on the scoreboard but a stray grubber fell into the hands of the league leaders.

Following this chance the momentum swung back to Saracens who ended the game with three quick tries from Clapp, Vistisen and Harrison.

Valkyries Development XV also crashed to a 91-0 defeat at the hands of Saracens in the Tyrrells Development League at Sixways.