WITH five under-18s including two debutants Hereford RFC coach Scott Sturdy felt his side's 35-10 defeat at Old Halesonians was a building block for the future.

"It was a good performance from us even though the score doesn’t reflect the effort that the lads put in," said Sturdy.

"We have a long way to go to get to where we want to be, but it’s definitely a building block for us."

The Wyesiders suffered another disappointing start at Old Halesonians conceding two tries inside the opening 10 minutes.

Building on a successful period of play the Wyesiders added a try of their own.

Josh Wright found a good touch from a penalty and a catch and drive was forced over the Halesonians line for Lewis Jordan to touch down for the try.

Hereford gave as good as they got for the rest of the first period and were unlucky to concede a third try just before the interval.

The Wyesiders started the second half as they had done the first conceding two early tries which was followed by another score.

Hereford renewed their efforts and were eventually rewarded when Tom Broad was released down the left wing to score in the corner.