Rivers and Leighton cross in Bromyard's final-day triumph

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TOBY Rivers and Greg Leighton crossed the whitewash as Bromyard sentenced Warley to relegation from Midlands Four West (North).

The north Herefordshire outfit picked up an 18-13 away triumph to finish sixth in the table – and one place ahead of neighbouring Tenbury, who crashed at home to Cannock.

Head coach Patrick Hill will be pleased with pleased with the season – his men achieved nine wins from 20 league matches.

Rivers put Bromyard ahead in Saturday’s match after collecting a cross-field kick from Bobby Ralph and Leighton soon notched a second try after John Pudge had broken a hoist of tackles.

Warley’s big strong forwards replied with two unconverted tries but Ralph, who kicked a conversion and two penalties made sure Bromyard ended the season on a high note.

Meanwhile, Ross-on-Wye round off their league campaign this Saturday at home to table-topping Old Cryptians in South-West Gloucester Two.

Casey Morgan scored two well-taken tries in a man-of-the-match display as Ross recorded an emphatic victory last weekend, breezing to a 50-16 triumph over Broad Plain to move up to fifth.

Ross led 17-3 at the interval and took full advantage in the second period.

Ross looked a yard quicker than Broad Plain and scored eight tries altogether.

Fly-half Huw Bellamy opened Ross’ account after some strong running from Jonnie Baynham and Craig Boughton and good play from scrum-half Craig Powell.

Ross quickly added two more scores ,first Craig Smith going over in the corner after quick hands from Gavin Oates and then AJ taking advantage of poor tackling.

Broad Plain openrf their try account early in the second half but Ross piled on the agony with Morgan (2) Oates, Rhys Chandler, Gareth Holdsworth all adding tries.

Ross 2nd are also in action this Saturday at home to Pershore.

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