HEREFORD maintained their unbeaten record in the Midlands 1 West by chalking up a 33-27 victory over Old Halesonians.

Ill-discipline almost cost the visitors a sixth win of the season as a Richard Preece's yellow card when his side were 26-10 allowed Old Halesonians back into the game.

The hosts ran over two converted tries and a penalty to take a narrow lead only for Rhys Proctor to snatch the victory for the Wyesiders.

Skipper Tom Ewins said: “We played well against the wind in the first half and got the score we needed before half time.

"Halesonians came back strongly in the second half, they put us on the back foot, but we came through to take a good lead.

"Unfortunately, ill-discipline let them back in to take a narrow lead, but we rose to the occasion and closed of the game with a good try."

A pulsating first half saw the Wyesiders lead 12-10 at the break as Connor Sparrow and Leon Parsons crossed the whitewash.

A second half brace by Ewan Duncan both converted by George Hillson had placed the visitors into a commanding 26-10 lead with 55 minutes played.

However, a contentious yellow card shown to Hereford’s Preece offered Halesonians an opportunity to get back into the game which they promptly accepted.

They scored 17 points whilst Hereford were a man light, which saw the hosts move into a single point lead with eight minutes of normal time remaining.

Hereford set about their task by moving the ball through the hands, finally forcing an opening to close the game off with their fifth try.