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Your News Bridgnorth 13 - Pershore 14

This friendly fixture pitched Pershore against higher ranked opposition

Bridgnorth. Two weeks in a row Pershore have shown remarkable character

to win the match. Bridgnorths forwards were a very big well drilled

physical outfit, who won their backs a glut of possession, but their fly

half chose to kick all of the possession away, straight into the hands

of Pershores back three, who countered attacked at every opportunity.

Predictably Bridgnorth settled first, and from a scrum in the centre of

the park, their No8 picked up, broke down the blind side, fed his scrum

half Bevan, who scampered over the line, which was duly converted by

Hodgkiss. This was a wake up call for Pershore, who themselves started

to put together scoring chances. Unfortunatly on two clear cut

occasions, a simple two against one pass was fluffed, and the chance was

wasted. Eventually Pershores backs strung together a couple of phases of

play, which stretched Bridgnorths defence, the ball was quickly

transferred to Steff Ellis, and with his electrifying pace and guile,

rounded the full back to score in the corner. From the touchline Lewis

Dolphin converted the difficult conversion. At half time the score was 7

all. The second half started much the same as the first, with

Bridgnorths forwards, picking up and driving, but not making significant

in roads, but with this amount of possession, Pershore conceded a couple

of penalties for infringements in the rucks. Two were quickly converted

by Hodgkiss to stretch the home teams lead. With twenty minutes

remaining, Pershore started to dominate the heavier Bridgnorth forwards,

and Pershores ball carriers Hope, Peel and the very impressive Chris

Copson, began to make significant inroads in their defence. With time

rapidly running out, quick line out ball from Grace allowed the backs to

pull the defence wide, from the ensuing ruck , Josh Small made a little

break, again the ball was rucked quickly, fast hands acroos the midfield

saw Martin Hope hit the ball at pace, brush aside the full back and

cross the whitewash under the posts. Lewis Dolphin kicked the conversion

on the final whistle. In an experimental team, a special mention must be

credited to Steve Holmes, who played his first full game at tight head,

and to Rob Owen who made his full first team appearance in the second

row. Pershore get back to League duty next week, with an away fixture at


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