THURROCK Ladies were made to dig in as they secured their fifth consecutive win at the start of the Championship South season.

The T-Birds were strong favourites for the trip to second-from-bottom Henley but were pleased to hear the final whistle, emerging 19-14 winners.

Sally Tuson scored two tries for the undefeated Thurrock and India Harvey also dotted down, with two of three converted for an extra two points by Lizell Heather. There was no bonus point score.

The T-Birds next game is on Sunday, October 28 against Hove Ladies at Oakfield.