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Your News Pershore 44 - Moseley Oaks 0

A backlog of fixtures meant that this postponed match was played under

the floodlights, at the Droitwich ground on Wed 31 March. Pershores

recent run of fine performances continued, and allthough Moseley Oak

play week in, week out at the same level, they were simply outclassed

during this encounter. The game started at a frantic pace, with Pershore

trying to play an expansive game, sometimes with difficulty due to the

high wind, but at least they had set their stall early. With the

scrummage being in commanding form all night, the backs received plenty

of ball. With play spread wide at every opportunity, Moseleys defence

began to creak, and from a couple of quick rucks, Marcus Whyte picked

the right line, and at pace, to receive the pop pass and crash over. The

wide out conversion attempt was missed. Pershore soon began to dominate

possession, and were quickly rewarded for their vision, when fine

midfield passing released winger Steph Ellis, who wonderfully stepped

around the full back , and glide under the posts.Woodhouse converted.

Almost from the kick off that followed the forwards grasped control of

the ball, and powered forwards. When the time was right, the ball was

quickly sped along the line, for Ellis to step inside, and then outside

his winger, to score in the corner. Again the difficult conversion was

missed. With Moseley trying desperatly to kick out of their half, a

loose kick was gathered by Woodhouse, he straightened up his running,

timed his pass to perfection for Steph Ellis to complete a first half

hat trick. Pershore were now very much on the front foot, and quick ball

from a lineout enabled Matt Syphus to take it up the middle, the ball

was quickly recycled, and again timing his run well, Marcus Whyte hit

the ball at pace, and two defenders close to the line, had little chance

of stoppping him cross the whitewash, and for Woodhouse to convert. 29

to 0 at half time. To be fair to Moseley, they upped their performance

in the second half, when for 40 minutes they had been under the cosh.

They started to compete up front, especially around the fringes, but

their scrummage suffered, and Toby Grace dominated the lineout for

Pershore. Pershore continued their game plan of an expansive game, but

for twenty minutes a last pass was dropped, or not kept to hand, and a

few scoring opportunities was missed. However, with the set piece really

dominating for the last quarter, eventually 12 or 13 phases of play was

rewarded when a massive overlap was created, and captain Adrian Hanson

cut through the centre to touch down. The conversion was missed. A scrum

infringement enabled Will Woodhouse to kick a penalty to increase the

lead. On the stroke of full time, again tremendous supporting play, and

offloading in the tackle, gave veteran winger Matt Harwood some space to

power down the wing, brush off his winger, and touch down in the corner

to complete the nights scoring. The tricky conversion was missed. This

was a very good performance, by a team currently high in confidence, and

a great team spirit.

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