SEAN Lynn got the reaction he wanted from his Hereford side with a 34-0 win over Old Halesonians.

The Hereford head coach wanted his side to respond a defeat at local rivals Ludlow a fortnight earlier.

He got that as a determined first half display saw the Wyesiders defended their line before coming away unscathed.

Hereford also had their attacking opportunities and opened the scoring when Freddie Spencer played in Levi Hughes.

Spencer added the extra points and before half-time added a penalty goal to give the Wyesiders a 10-point lead.

Within minutes of the restart Richard Jones punched a hole in centre field allowing Josh Jensen to race over for the second try.

Shortly afterwards Jones himself crossed the whitewash for a third score.

Tom Starkey and Gareth Jones added further tries to complete the victory.

A delighted Lynn said: "What a great performance that was away from home after the loss at Ludlow.

"For the last two weeks we have been saying, make sure we get a positive reaction and we did.

"Our defence was tremendous at times, especially when Old Hales were on our line for 12 minutes. The boys were relentless in getting good line speed and making sure of their tackles.

"To come away with a bonus point win from Old Hales is great credit to the squad and I can’t fault their efforts.

"The front five were outstanding, good set-pieces and everything else will fall into place. It was great to see Matt Hill come off the bench and put in a very good performance, as did Richard Jones and Jimmy Evans, but it was a one to 18 performance. "We now go into four games before the Christmas break and we need to keep the momentum going.”