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Hereford Rugby Club crash 25-10 at Burton in Midlands One West
Burton 25 pts Hereford 10 pts
COACH Mark Harris remains optimistic after Hereford’s unbeaten run came to an end in Midlands One West.
The Wyesiders are fourth in the table after a defeat at second-placed Burton, who have recorded six straight wins.
Harris said: “Our front five played well against a bigger pack which maintained an edge in the scrums.
“It was a tight game and the final scoreline does not reflect how close it was.
Whitchurch will be a similarly hard nut to crack this Saturday but, with home advantage, we should get a good result.”
The wet conditions did not suit Hereford’s style and handling mistakes allowed Burton to open up a 20-3 interval lead.
Burton took advantage to open the scoring with a converted try and increased their lead with a penalty goal and a further converted touchdown.
The returning Morgan Goodall kicked a fine penalty from just inside the Burton half. Burton landed another penalty.
Ben Osborne was yellowcarded for a high tackle but Hereford responded with a fine try, scored by skipper Ali McColl after a slick passing move.
Goodall slotted the conversion and Hereford enjoyed their best period of the game.
Burton rounded off the scoring after a handling error from Hereford in stoppage-time. The hosts broke away to register a third try.
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