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Your News Pershore 54 - Ledbury 0
14
DEC

Pershore notched up another comfortable win, and the third week in a row

without conceding a point. Allthough this was an emphatic victory,

Pershore would have been a little dissapointed in not putting more

points on the board, particularly in the second half. Pershore had to

make a number of changes pre match, with Martin Hope ill, and Chris

Copson unavailable, two thirds of the back row were immediately missing.

But Chris Badgerie, and Karl Redman filled in admirably, and Pershores

normal forward superiority was not hindered in any way. Pershore crossed

the whitewash from their first attack. A scrum midfield , a miss pass to

winger Josh Small, and a neat cut inside saw him touch down. Pershore

camped themselves in the Ledbury 22, and their frowards began a series

of pick up and drives. The Ledbury defence was caught napping, and the

impressive Marcus Whyte crashed over. Dolphin converting. From the

resulting kick off, the ball was caught on Pershores try line, they had

the vision to spread the ball wide, and quickly to Steph Ellis, his

pace, and quick feet were far too much for his winger, and he touched

down under the posts. Again Dolphin converted. With Ledbury living on

scraps of ball, it was unwise to kick possession away, an enormous up

and under from Dolphin was hacked on by the Ledbury full back, straight

into the grateful arms of Steff Ellis to complete his brace. A

comfortable scrummage, and a dominant lineout, was providing Pershores

backs with an abundance of ball, and after putting several phases of

play together, with the ball being spread across the width of the pitch,

Marcus Whyte, for the second week, threw an outrageous dummy to a non

existing supporting player and crashed over. With ten minutes to go to

half time Pershore still had time to cross the whitewash twice. The

first from Lewis Dolphin, who took the ball on himself from a flat pass,

who duly converted the wide conversion, and hooker Jameson Lane crashed

over from close range after some good approach work from the rest of his

forwards. 41 to nil at half time. If Pershore play for the full 80

minutes this season, someone in this league will be on the end of a

heavy defeat, but for the third week in a row, the foot came off the

pedal, and they failed to comprehensively rout Ledbury. Allthough the

forwards continued to dominate, whether it was white line fever, or poor

decision making, the points failed to come with the regularity of the

first. Josh Small doubled his tally with a fine score in the corner,

again after some enterprising support play, involving Toby Grace, and

Marcus Whyte. The second half scoring was almost complete when the

Ledbury scrum half was caught in possession by his opposite number, the

sprightly Sid Hirons, who in turn jackled the ball off him, and sprinted

from the the half way line, to cross the whitewash in the corner. On the

full time whistle a simple penalty from Dolphin was kicked to complete

the scoring. Pershore host Woodrush next Saturday which should be a

titanic encounter with Pershore currently second in the league, against

Woodrush , who sit in third, KO 14-15 hrs.

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