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This victory confirmed Pershores promotion, with a game in hand. With unavailability, and injuries in particular effecting the backs, Pershore took a while to get into their stride. A fine crowd watched the game unfold, as Pershores usual dominance up front began to take its toll on Ledbury. A powerful scrum, throughout, always had Ledbury on the back foot, and with a glut of ball available Pershore started to get the ball through the hands, with backs and forwards, continually attacking the wide channels, allowing Pershore to then attack the middle of the park using their big ball carriers. From several phases of play, Ledburys defence wasc stretched, and eventually Marcus Whyte crashed over. Whyte himself, with no recognised kicker available, took over kicking responsibilities himself for the day. He kicked the conversion. A second try soon followed when a miss move in the centre gave Steph Ellis, room on the outside of his opposite centre, and his pace saw him over the line. Whyte converting. Pershore seemed a little nervous for the remainder of the first half, and full credit to Ledbury, they tackled their hearts out. However, on the stroke of half time, after several phases of pick up and drives, a pop pass to Marcus Whyte, at pace, enabled him to drag two defenders over the line with him, and touch down. The conversion was missed. The half time pep talk did the trick, and with a fair lead, Pershore began to play thier expansive supporting game that they can play so well. Further tries were scored on a regular basis. Sprightly winger Matt Harwood scored a fine try , interpassing down the wing with Steph Ellis, who himself doubled his tally soon afterwards, again outpacing a tired Ledbury defence. Whyte converting one. Andy Jenkinson was the next try scorer, when a simple scissors move in the centre , gave him the chance to bisect the drift defence, and touch down under the posts. Whyte converting. Pershore were now playing with confidence, and they began to attack from their own 22. Various players pressed forward, thec supporting players always running close to take the pass, and keep pressing forward. Eventually space appeared out wide, and fast hands gave Steph Ellis his chance to score his third hat trick in three games. Whyte again converted. The last play of the match saw Pershore win a quick line out, the ball went quickly to Adrian Hanson, who delightfully dragged two defenders across with him, and replacement centre Scott Morris timed his run to perfection to take the inside pass and touch down. Morris missed the conversion with the last kick of the game. Pershores last league game of the season will be at home to Old Leamingtonians on Sat 17 April.

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