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Your News Woodrush 27 - Pershore 41

Pershore continue their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable

away win, at a difficult venue. Again the basis of the win was down to

the forwards who controlled the game for large periods, put Woodrush

under constant pressure in the scrums, and won a glut of lineout ball.

For once Pershore started much better, almost from the kick off the

forwards set out their intentions with a succession of phases of play

which immediately had Woodrush under the back foot. As soon as Pershore

forayed into The Woodrush 22, the ball was sped through quick hands in

midfield, whereupon Marcus Whyte took an inside pass at pace, run over

the fly half to touch down. Dolphin kicked the conversion. Pershore

continued to dominate the rest of the first half, scoring at regular

intervals. Replacement 2nd row Rob Owen crashed over the whitewash after

careful approach work by the forwards, and soon afterwards Woodrush

conceded a penalty which was duly converted by Dolphin. Woodrush, from

the kick off forced Pershore into conceding a penalty , and they were

now on the scoreboard. Pershore again began to play the territorial

game, putting pressure on the Woodrush lineout, which forced them into

conceding a penalty. Woodrush relaxed and thought Pershore would kick

for goal, but Sid Hirons took a quick tap to himself, passed to Alex

Peel, who timed his offload to perfection to Martin Hope who took two

defenders over the line with him. Dolphin converted. With the first half

coming to an end, Woodrush attempted to kick their way out of trouble in

their 22, but a stray pass found winger Matt Harwwod, who could not

believe his luck when he sliced open the forwards in front of him, and

weaved his way through to score in the corner. The difficult conversion

was missed. 31-3 at half time.Credit to Woodrush in the second half,

they dug deep, and allthough Pershore were gulity of relaxing Woodrush

scored three quick tries, all fine efforts, two by winger Blackman, and

one by their flyhalf Janes, all converted, and one penalty to cut

Pershores lead to 31-27. With the final quarter still to play, and the

heat starting to take Its toll, Pershore controlled the game by

reverting back to their dominant forwards, who retained possession and

frustrated Woodrush. But the final piece of action belonged to Pershore,

and a fine individual effort from Steve Holmes, who broke from his own

22, handed off the Woodrush winger, cut inside the full back, and

touched down. Again Dolphin converted, and on the final whistle, with

Pershore putting in a big scrum on the Woodrush line, they conceded a

penalty which Lewis Dolphin converted. Will Woodhouse had a fine game at

full back, and the return of the youthful Sid Hirons at scrum half, gave

the forwards something to work off all afternoon. Pershore welcome local

rivals Redditch to Piddle Park on 3 October in their next league match.

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