Ledbury played their first home game on Saturday and a re-arrangement of a Cup tie by the RFU saw Ledbury take on Spartans 2nd in a friendly instead of their first league match.


It took ten minutes for Ledbury to warm up with Ollie Kaye crossing the line for the first of three tries as Ledbury dominated the line outs and were solid in the scrums.

Some quickly recycled ball from the forwards gave Kieran Halam his first try of the day scything through the Spartan's midfield and showing great pace.

All the backs looked sharp with good performances from them all with Rob Collins at number nine scoring along with Henry Blandford. Mark Gould at fly half scored seven conversions and would have scored a try under the posts but after some mazy running he crossed the line and with great aplomb dropped the ball. A certain candidate for one of the more unpleasant prizes at the end of season dinner!

Ledbury turned round at half time only having conceded six points from penalties. Playing up the hill there was a fear that the Ledbury pack would ease off, but this fear was unfounded and a solid performance from Cameron Doig and Simon Christianson in the second row set a platform for the Ledbury back row giving Mick Christopherson time to run in two tries from 30 metres out for both. Tara came on in the second half as tight head and sneaked a try in the last five minutes.

The away side did cross the line once.

Ledbury now entertain Dunlop in their first league game tomorrow (Saturday).