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Your News Pershore 31 - Old Leamingtonians 15
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At any other time of the season, this would have been a good result for

Pershore, but the quality of rugby produced by Pershore in recent weeks,

meant that players and supporters alike, were left a little

dissapointed. On a searing hot day, Pershore produced quality Rugby in

the first half. Again, the platforn was set with forward domination,

with Old Leams struggling to contain Pershores big ball carriers.

Sustained pressure enabled Pershore to quickly set foot in Leams 22, and

a quick tap penalty released Marcus Whyte. His strong running and

quickly recycled ball from the ensuing ruck, allowed Martin Hope to hit

the ball at full flight, and crash over. Woodhouse converted. Almost

from the restart, enterprising play from the backs enabled electric

winger Steph Ellis to cruise inside, and outside his winger, to score in

the corner. The difficult conversion missed. Leams enjoyed some

possession for a spell, but when the ball was turned over on Pershores

22, the ball was kicked downfield. The Leams full back, was caught in no

mans land, and the ball bounced up kindly for Ashley White to score his

first try for the first team. Wooodhouse converted. Leams were not to be

bullied though, and showing character they managed to reduce the arrears

from a catch and drive from a lineout, their prop crashing over from a

driving maul, which was converted. Pershore soon hit back though, and

again relying on their powerful runners, they soon began to make the

hard yards, and get into scoring positions. Skipper Adrian Hanson cut

inside his centre to put away Matt Harwood to touch down, and just

before the half time whistle , smart interplay from forwards and the

backs, eventually saw Toby Grace crash over , with Woodhouse converting

to make it 31 - 7 at half time. Unfortunatly this was Pershores last

score of the match. Leams must take enormous credit for storming back,

but Pershore visibly took their foot off the pedal. The forward

domination so apparent in the first half evaporated, and Leams started

to win some good ball. They were rewarded with a penalty, and an

unconverted try soon followed to further close the gap. Allthough

Pershore did regain some composure late in the game, the execution of

some of their back play in particular was not very good, and passes were

spilled, and hard won possession kicked away. When the final whistle

came, allthough it was a fine win, it felt a little hollow, based on

recent performances.

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