HEREFORD RFC head coach Scott Sturdy was left frustrated by the manner of the way his side conceded second half tries during their 29-12 defeat by Newbold on Avon.

On a bitingly cold day with a blustery wind, both teams went through the phases without threatening the scoreboard early on.

Newbold then scored a penalty which was followed by the opening try.

Hereford responded and from a catch and drive Connor Sullivan found a gap to cross for the try leaving his side behind 10-7 at the break.

Four minutes into the second half Newbold increased their advantage with a penalty try followed by another score with Hereford down to 14 men.

The Wyesiders responded through Tom Ewins only for Newbold to score again,

"Some great attacking shapes, good intent, really good opportunities early doors with clean line breaks, but unfortunately, we couldn’t take our chances," said Sturdy.

"My frustration comes from the three errors we made in the second half which led to three Newbold scores which were really gimme tries."