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Your News Pershore 46 - Droitwich 10

Pershore produced an efficient workmanlike, performance, in despatching

local rivals Droitwich. The platform for this comprehensive victory was

forward domination, but the Pershore backs played with far more

confidence than in previous weeks, and were far more incisive with the

ball in hand. The Pershore pack began with a series of forward drives,

setting the platform to spread the ball wide. It was clear that Pershore

were going to try and run the ball at every opportunity, and were soon

rewarded when after enterprising play, the ball was switched to the

blind side and Marcus Whyte was on hand to smash his way over the line,

the conversion missed. Doplhin soon got on the scorecard with a penalty

success. In perfect conditions for running rugby, Droitwich pressed

forward, but turn over ball led to Pershore going the full length of the

pitch, three quick rucks later, and Matt Harwood touched down in the

corner. The difficult conversion missed. Droitwichs first visit to the

Pershore 22, was rewarded with a penalty success. A scrum on the halfway

line, allowed Martin Hope the chance of attacking the flyhalf channel,

the ball was picked on a driven forward through several phases of

dynamic play, and then with Droitwich on the back foot, Matt Syphus cut

a beautiful angle to carve his way through a tight defence, Dolphin

converting. 20 to 3 at half time. Pershore were not content to sit on

their lead, and started the second half in a patient mood, getting

themselves in scoring positions through their forwards, and then taking

the chance. Martin Hope continued his fine form with crossing the

whitewash after his forwards gave him space to exploit. Dolphin

converting. Droitwich, allthough under the cosh, showed character to

come back and score a fine try, also converted. Steph Ellis, who gave

his opposite number a torrid afternoon , score on one of the best tries

seen this season, when Pershore ran the ball from their own try line,

Ellis received the ball on his 22, cut inside the winger, and then

outside the full back to squeeze in at the corner. Matt Harwood soon

doubled his tally after some lovely interpassing through all of the

backs, again converted by Dolphin. On the last play of the match, a

grubber kick ahead was gathered by Steph Ellis, who used his searing

pace to cross the whitewash in the corner. Dolphin completed the scoring

kicking the difficult conversion.

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