HEREFORD were ruing lack of discipline as Whitchurch narrowly ran out 10-3 victors in a close tie.

However, the Wyesiders dominated the first half but failed to make turn their possession into points.

For a ten-minute period, midway through the first half the Hereford backs injected some life into the game, but the closest they came to a try resulted in Leon Parsons being tackled into touch.

James Stubbs made an elusive run out of defence and laid off to Parsons whose determined run took him into the visitors 22, only to be denied by a try saving tackle.

Hereford's sole result for 40 minutes work was a single penalty goal from Stubbs, which gave them a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Towards the end of the first half a flurry of punches inside the Hereford 22 led to a yellow card against each team.

In the second half Whitchurch, now playing down the slope, penned Hereford into their own 22 for long periods.

After 10 minutes, a period of pressure enabled them to push over for a try, giving them a 7-3 lead.

Whitchurch were restricted to just an additional penalty goal as they took a seven-point victory.

A gutted Head Coach Sean Lynn said: “It was the same old really, a whole-hearted display from the boys, I couldn’t fault it. "Whitchurch were a very good outfit. In the first half we had a lot of territory and possession, but just didn’t turn it into points. "Then in the second half Whitchurch had the territory and they did turn it into points. We are looking at ill discipline again, we had two yellow cards and conceded a lot of penalties, "Whitchurch capitalised and deserved the win, but full credit to our boys, they stuck at it for eighty minutes. If there was a positive it was a losing bonus point, a great performance, but the result did not go our way.”