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Your News Harbury 6 - Pershore 26

This was an efficient workmanlike performance, which did not quite hit

the performance level of the previous week, but was easily still too

good for Harbury. A typical dominant forward display set the tone for

the afternoon, with Pershore winning the lions share of possession, and

the backs receiving plenty of ball. Full credit to Harbury though, as

for the whole match they tackled their hearts out, and made life

difficult fpr Pershore, particularly at the breakdown where they

cleverly slowed the ball down at every opportunity. Eventually after

considerable forward pressure, the scoreboard started ticking over.

Pershore put together several phases of play, with the backs and

forwards interchanging, and with the ball nicely set up on Harburys 5

metre line, Martin Hope picked up and crashed over. Dolphin converting.

Matt Syphus and Adrian Hanson caused problems for the home defence every

time they had the ball, and when Syphus made a lovely break it was taken

on by Steve Holmes, and with a lovely sleight of hand , his inside pass

released Damian Hanson who scored under the posts. Dolphin again

converting. 14 to 0 at half time. The second half was a repeat of the

first, control up front, plenty of ball, but a last pass going astray,

or an unlucky bounce going the wrong way. However, Pershore stuck to

their task and with the ever reliable Toby Grace suppplying quality ball

at the line out, a clever move enabled Marcus Whyte to storm down the

blind side , his quick feet and power saw him break a couple of tackles,

his off load in the tackle was timed to perfection by Martin Hope who

stormed over the whitewash to complete his double. The conversion was

missed. The last quarter saw Pershore stretch Harburys defence with play

being spread wide and recycled quickly, and from a ruck just outside

Harburys 22, Sid Hirons pop pass to man of the match, Chris Copson, saw

the latter run over the defender immediately in front of him , and

sprint under the posts, Dolphin converted to complete the scoring.

Harburys only reply throughout the afternoon was two penalty successes.

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