HEREFORD made it four wins on the bounce thanks to a resurgent second half display against local rivals Worcester.

Two tries in the last 20 minutes courtesy of Jimmy Evans and Lewis Jordan gave the Wyesiders a 19-13 win as they increased pressure on the top three.

Backs coach, Alun Richards said: “It was a great result. "Worcester is a hard place to come away with a win. With their league position at the moment (ninth) they needed the points and it took until the second half, fourth quarter, but we got the win in the end.

"We are really glad to get the four points on the back of beating the league leaders last week.

"We now need to keep the ball rolling, continue our winning run and see just how long we can keep it going.”

Despite their eventual win the Wyesiders started poorly and lacked the conviction they showed the previous week.

As the first half progressed, execution improved and after 30 minutes following a string of penalty offences, a Worcester player was despatched to the bin for ten minutes.

A catch and drive took play to the hosts' goal line and Josh Bell was able to force his way over for the first try, Bryn Goodall added the extra points.

Before the interval Hereford managed to commit a number of careless offences and from two of these penalties Worcester reduced their deficit to 7-6 at the break.

Hereford were much more lively in the second half and incisive breaks by Freddie Spencer and Bryn Goodall ended with defensive scrums.

As the final quarter approached prolonged Hereford forward pressure on the Worcester line provided the opportunity for scrum-half Jimmy Evans to sneak over for the second try.

Only minutes later, a Hereford penalty to touch resulted in a well-coordinated drive and Lewis Jordan touched down for his fourth try of the season.

Goodall’s conversion gave Hereford a lead of 13 points with five minutes of normal time remaining.

Worcester rallied and with a catch and drive of their own, registered a try and the added points earned them a losing bonus.

However, the Wyesiders hung on for another victory on the road.

They now sit 18 points behind leaders Dudley Kingswinford with three games in hand.

However, the next month brings testing fixtures for the Wyesiders starting next week with a home tie with Newbold on Avon, who are three places and seven points behind them in the league table.