Fraser full of belief that results will come
Glasgow Warriors winger Roma Fraser believes that a first-ever victory is within her side’s grasp across the remainder of the 2023/24 Celtic Challenge, following yesterday’s narrow defeat at the hands of Brython Thunder.
While comfortably on top for large parts of the match, Chris Laidlaw’s squad were ultimately unable to come back from an early 17-0 deficit, despite standout performances across the field from those in black.
For Fraser and her team-mates, the result was a tough one to take, yet the winger also believes that it was a display after which the Warriors can hold their heads high.
“It’s a difficult loss to take, because we firmly believed we could have won that match,” Fraser told glasgowwarriors.org post-match.
“I’m unbelievably proud of the effort of this group, though. We knew it would be a tough test as the Thunder are a physical team, but we stuck to our game plan and almost came up with the result.
“Every single one of the squad gave 100% and I’m really proud of that.”
Fraser herself was in the thick of the action, scoring two sensational solo tries to bring her side within striking distance of their Welsh hosts in Colwyn Bay.
Having scored the first from inside her own half with elusive footwork and lightning-quick acceleration, the second showcased her eye for a gap and determination to find the whitewash.
The winger was typically modest following the match, preferring instead to highlight the efforts of her team-mates in the build-up to the scores.
“Both were great play by the full team to get the ball wide, really,” she said.
“When I got the ball, it was just down to me to find the space and make the most of it really!”
The Celtic Challenge now splits for the final rounds of fixtures, with the competition now taking the form of two round-robin pools of three.
Glasgow’s first fixture will be their final home fixture of the tournament, as Laidlaw’s squad welcome the Thunder to Scotstoun on Saturday 17 February for an immediate rematch with their Welsh opponents.
It’s a match that Fraser already has circled in her calendar, as the Warriors prepare for one final outing in front of the Warrior Nation in their inaugural competition.
“It’s going to be amazing to be back on home turf with the crowd behind us – I’m so excited,” said the winger.
“The supporters have been with us every step of the way so far, it’s been absolutely brilliant.
“It’s been a privilege to be a part of this programme and be welcomed into the Glasgow Warriors family – this is a special club. Each opportunity is as exciting as the next, it’s been great to see how we’ve bonded as a team in such a short space of time and we’re all keen to go out and get that first win that we know is coming.”