DESPITE missing influential players and being below their best Hereford continued their winning run in the Midlands 1 West.

Hereford made it six wins from seven games as they overcame Kidderminster 24-14.

Late tries from Freddie Spencer and Mark Philo saw the Wyesiders come from behind to take victory.

Coach Luke Fisher said: "It wasn’t the performance we wanted today, but at least we came away with a bonus-point win.

"Had we been put under that sort of pressure last season, we would have folded and come away with nothing.

"It’s a credit to the boys that we are progressing as a team and that we can come away to places like this and leave with a win.

"We were disorganised in attack and defence and often found ourselves in the wrong position.

"We therefore failed to put them under pressure, so they were able to turn the tables to put us under pressure instead.

"We had a lot of enforced changes this week and it was nice to see some boys raising their hands and turning pressure on for a first team jersey."

The changes saw Ollie Hutcheson lead the team as captain for the first time, in the absence of Tom Ewins.

And his side start well forcing a couple of penalties resulting in Matt Frost crossing the whitewash.

Kidderminster replied and after running back a loose kick they played the ball wide to respond.

Kiddy had the better of play for the remainder of the first half, but Hereford defended well and against the run of play recorded a second try in the dying minutes of the half.

Spencer made a break and off-loaded to debutant, Ewan Proctor who dived over for his first try, giving the visitors a 10-7 lead at the break.

Kidderminster started strongly again in the second half and eventually took the lead on the 72nd after their right winger ran the length of the field and beat several attempted tackles.

The Wyesiders looked to reply and a quick feed from Connor Sullivan to Spencer allowed him to dive over for a try, which Josh Jensen converted to give the visitors a 15-14 lead.

As Kidderminster threw bodies forwards looking for a reply only for Philo to pounce on a sloppy pass and run 50 yards for the fourth Hereford try.