HEREFORD Head Coach Sean Lynn praised the work of his forwards after they surged to a 29-10 bonus point victory over Malvern.

Playing under floodlights at Ledbury Rugby Club in the re-arranged fixture an even first half saw the rivals tied at 5-5 with Richard Jones running over the opener for the Wyesiders.

The second half saw Malvern reduced to 14 men due to a yellow card allowing Sean Day to outflank the defence to score.

A third unconverted try was added by Lewis Jordan touching down following a catch and drive.

The try bonus was earned with a characteristic individual try from James Stubbs, who also supplied the successful conversion to take the Hereford advantage to 17 points.

Malvern responded before Leon Parson added a further score before the full-time whistle.

"We knew they would come at us all guns blazing, but we got a bonus point win," said Lynn.

"Our forwards were outstanding, the set piece at scrum time was very good, we were dominant, our driving maul worked well and we scored two tries from it.

"A big mention goes to Lewis Jordan, he was excellent as our pack leader and the two second rows, Callum Duncan and Gareth Jones led from the front, tirelessly ball carrying and tackling, Richard Jones as ever getting us over the gain line.

"In the end the backs had their reward, James Stubbs and Sean Day having very good games. All in all, a good performance under the Ledbury floodlights and I can’t fault the boys’ effort against a very strong Malvern team.”