HEREFORD produced a much better performance by beating Moseley Oak 20-13 in Midlands 1 West.

The Wyesiders built up a good halt time lead and consolidated it with a further try after the try, before indiscipline saw the away side reduce the deficit when Hereford were down 12 men.,

"For me, this was a good positive reaction from the previous week," said Hereford head coach Sean Lynn.

"You could clearly see the effort that was there from the boys.

"It’s something we are really focusing on this year, building that enthusiasm to play.

"We just need to be a little more clinical, the ill discipline at the end was disappointing, conceding a losing bonus point.

"But we are looking forward to this week and building on it at Rugby Lions away.”

Hereford looked dangerous from the off, with Sean Day, Leon Parsons and Perry Pudge catching the eye.

They took the lead with a penalty goal from Bryn Goodall after Moseley Oak had been penalised for a high tackle.

But the visitors responded with an unconverted try, scored wide out, outflanking the Wyesiders’ defence.

Hereford regained their lead with a try from Nathan Boden after a successful catch and drive from a lineout in the Moseley Oak 22 and increased it when Pudge touched down.

Goodall added extras to give Hereford a 15-5 half-time lead.

After the break, Moseley Oak reduced the deficit to seven points with a penalty, but back came Hereford who moved the ball out wide for Brad Down to score.

Hereford later saw yellow cards for Luke Fisher, Matt Pritchard, Ewan Duncan and Lewis Jordan, which saw Moseley Oak score a try in the corner.

But Hereford held on for a crucial win.

In Midlands 3 West (South), first half tries from forwards Rob Legge and Gareth Griffiths set up a well deserved away win for Bromyard at Old Wheatleyans,

Tom Gallagher added another after the interval, while Pat Hill converted the remaining points of the 22-10 win.

Bromyard are now just a point behind Old Wheatleyans at the foot of the table.

Ledbury conceded their match at Old Coventrians.