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Your News Pershore 13 - Cheltenham North 29

For once, this certainly was a game of two halves. Pershore put in a

commanding first half performance, and from the kick off dominated

possession and territory. In fact, if the referee had been a little

stronger, at least 2 Cheltenham players could have been sin binned in

the opening fifteen minutes. Over ten penalties conceded in the first

fifteen minutes tells a story, with Pershore putting in excellent phases

of forward play, but at every potential scoring opportunity, Cheltenham

killed the ball, or slowed it down. However, Pershore did manage to

convert two penalties through the boot of Will Woodhouse to take a six

point lead. Against the run of play, and actually on Norths first

venture into Pershores half, quick ball spread wide, the full back

entered the line, and he created a simple overlap to touch down. The

conversion was missed. For the remainder of the first half, Pershores

hard work up front was unrewarded, and they took a 6 pts to 5 pts lead

in at half time. The second half saw a complete reversal in domination.

Cheltenham not only won the lions share of possession, but when they did

win the ball, their backs were incisive and always looked to utilise

space. With their quick back row winning the ball at the breakdown,

Cheltenham scored 3 well crafted second half tries, scored at regular

intervals. With the game coming to an end, Pershore managed to put

together some attacking phases of play, and eventually hard working

scrum half James Bishop barged his way over the try line, with Woodhouse

converting. With a resurgent Bedworth awaiting Pershore next week,

Pershore know that next weeks performance will have to be vastly


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