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Your News Edwardians 0 - Pershore 46

This game was played in terrible conditions, in driving rain, a strong

wind, and on a waterlogged pitch. To be fair to Pershore, they could

have kept the ball in the forwards all day, but they did try and play

some rugby, and were rewarded with a convincing win. As with most weeks,

a dominant scrum and lineout gave Pershore a glut of possession. As soon

as Pershore got the shove on in the scrums, the only way Edwardians were

going to go was backwards, and quickly. This enabled Pershores back row

to snap up any bad ball, and gave Pershore the forward impetus in the

set piece. Toby Grace, was again imperious in the lineout , and credit

must go to hooker Jameson Lane, whose line out throwing was top class in

difficult conditions. Pershore played into the wind and driving rain in

the first half, and although dominant, Pershore found it tough to cross

the whitewash. With conditions playing a big part in the game, a lot of

ball was splilled, and knocked on, but Pershore were not downhearted,

and from a scrum on the five metre line, Pershores prolific try scorer

Martin Hope picked up , went blind and crashed over, Lewis Dolphin

converting. With the first half almost at an end, the ball was

transferred quickly along the backs, a long pass enabled Matt Harwood to

evade his winger to touch down next to the corner flag. 12 - 0 at half

time. With the wind, and rain at their backs in the second half, and the

lions share of the ball, Pershore rattled up the points at regular

intervals. From dominant driving rucks, sensibly keeping the ball at

close quarters, Jameson Lane crossed the line from 2 metres. Sprightly

Sid Hirons took a quick tap, and the gap opened for him to touch down,

Dolphin converting. With the pitch now turning into a mud bath,

Edwardians were tiring quickly, and Pershores significantly better

fitness levels, allowed them to stretch Edwardians at will, whereupon in

the final quarter Matt Syphus, Adrian Hanson, Alex Peel, and Chris

Copson touched down. In very difficult kicking conditions Dolphin

converted one of the tries. Pershore remain second in the league.

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