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Your News Kidderminster 15 - Pershore 30

Pershore started the season with a fine away victory. With a number of

first choice players unavailable, it gave Pershore the opportunity to

give first team debuts to a number of young players, who performed very

well. Kidderminster fielded a very large experienced team, who played to

their strengths in the first half, using their big forwards to good

effect, however it was the visitors who drew first blood. From a break

by fly half Matt Cyphus, Steff Ellis broke down midfield, his chip ahead

was gathered by the Kiddi full back, but quick turnover ball was won by

Pershore, and a pass to the rampaging skipper Karl Evans, saw him crash

over. The conversion was kicked by Cyphus. Kidderminster rallied and

eventually their forwards forced Pershore to concede a kickable penalty.

From the restart, Kiddi rumbled down the right wing, an inside pass saw

their open side flanker touch down, under the posts, which was duly

converted. On the stroke of half time, a speculative kick ahead from the

Kiddi fly half, saw Pershore attempt to run out of their 22, however,

the ball was lost, and with their forwards on the front foot, eventually

their prop burrowed over the try line. 15 pts to 7 at half time.

Pershore turned in a superb second half performance. With the big Kiddi

forwards struggling with the pace, and speed of the game, Pershores

forwards took complete control. Alex Peel, Jameson Lane , and Karl Evans

gave their opposite front row a torrid time, which in turn allowed Kriss

Bassett, Marcus Whyte and Martin Hope the freedom to run at the

opposition, and create space, and force Kiddirminster onto the back

foot. From half a dozen dynamic rucks, Josh Hardiman, on his debut,

picked up, and when a gap appeared scorched under the posts, Cyphus

again converting. Cyphus quickly increased the scoreline, when Kiddi

conceded two penalties, again caused by Pershores forward dominance. On

the one occasion Kiddi ventured into the Pershore 22, they lost the ball

in possesion, Pershore sped the ball wide to speedster Steff Ellis, who

blitzed his way around the Kiddi backs to score a magnificent try.

Pershores forwards were rewarded just before the full time whistle when

after a succession of rucks, No 8 Martin Hope crossed the whitewash, to

complete the scoring.

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