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Hereford beat Berkswell and Balsall to extend Midlands One West unbeaten run
3:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Rugby
Hereford 48 pts Berkswell & Balsall 22.
HEREFORD are now unbeaten in five matches after a seven tries to three Midlands One West win at Wyeside.
It was not Hereford’s best performance of the season but as assistant coach Bob Stewart said: “Seven tries and a bonus point win is a highly satisfactory result.”
“The players have more in the tank and this will be needed for the tougher challenges over the next few weeks,” said head coach Mark Harris.
Hereford came under early pressure with the visitors taking the lead with a penalty.
But Hereford stormed back and Dean Powell kicked a penalty before adding the conversion after Perry Pudge had gone over for the first home try.
A converted try put Berkswell level but Lewis Jordan went over in the corner for Hereford with further tries from Powell and Connor Sullivan, both of which were converted by Powell, took the home advantage to 29-10 at the break.
A second try from Pudge started the points tally moving again at the start of the second period, with Powell again adding the extra points, but Berkswell continued to battle on and cut the arrears with a second try.
Hereford were not to be stopped and Matt Milsom and Connor Sullivan each marked their first senior starts with tries, one of which was converted by Powell.
Berkswell drove over in the final stages for a converted try which have them some consolation.
Hereford have plenty to enthuse about ahead of Saturday’s trip to another unbeaten side, Burton, who are one position better off than the third-placed Wyesiders.
“The Hereford back division is playing with a freedom not seen at Wyeside for several seasons and the pack makes up with speed and athleticism what it lacks in bulk,” said spokesman Robin Davies.
“The young props Lowther and Robinson with hooker Jordan stood up well to the experienced Berkswell front row.”
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