HEREFORD RFC coach Luke Fisher praised his side's teamwork following a 41-19 victory at Stourbridge Lions.

The Wyesiders looked sharp from the outset with both Jamie Hodges and Bryn Goodall crossing the whitewash inside the opening 16 minutes.

Lions responded and drove into the Hereford 22, their series of “pick and go” and pressure led to two tries in response to draw them level.

However, Hereford showed their composure and from a penalty Hodges scored his second try of the afternoon to put his side 17-12 up at the break.

Straight from the re-start Rhys Proctor picked up the loose ball and raced over for an unconverted try.

Josh Jensen then intercepted a loose Lions pass to cross under the posts, Goodall made the conversion before crossing in the corner himself.

Hereford’s seventh try came when Tom Neal was tackled just short of the goal-line and Tom Ewins followed up in the corner.

The Lions, who had put pressure on the visitors from time to time throughout the game, finally got the reward of a consolation try, taking the final score to 41-19.

Wyesiders coach Fisher said: "It was nice to get back on the road again today, a good team effort allowed us to come away with a great result.

"I thought Jamie Hodges was outstanding at both set piece and around the park and it was nice to see Bryn Goodall back, bringing a bit of spark to the backs.

"The boys stepped up and brought some energy and tempo to our game, defensively we were strong and put them under pressure whilst in attack we looked very sharp.

"Our links, phased plays and good finishing provided some very nice tries.”