HEREFORD RFC head coach Scott Sturdy says his side need to draw under their away performances this season after suffering a final 20-7 defeat at Wolverhampton.

Two tries for Wolverhampton inside the last 16 minutes resulted in the Wyesiders finishing their Midlands 1 West campaign in ninth.

Head coach, Scott Sturdy said: "It was a difficult afternoon on Saturday away to a very game Wolverhampton team, who played the conditions better than we did.

"We know our away form has been poor this season, after the game we said 'draw a line under it' for this season, but it can’t happen again.

"As we move forward into season 2022/23, we may need to adjust how we play away from home to get more positive results.

"This season overall has been a mixed one. We had a lot of injuries in September and October and that made the run into Christmas particularly difficult.

"We can’t get away from the fact that our away form has been poor, the results have not been good and if we are honest neither have many of the performances.

"The really good part of the season has been our home form, we have been excellent at home and played some really nice rugby to watch.

Ten youngsters have come into the team for their first season of senior rugby and played various numbers of games for both senior teams. "

Hereford kicked off, playing with a blustery wind and kicked the first of a succession of penalties to touch.

Wolverhampton won the ball and moved it smartly across the line for the winger to touch down in the corner.

Both sides managed individual breaks and a driving run by Tom Ewins was supported by Levi Hughes, who was tackled into touch.

An incident following a high tackle ended with punches thrown and the Wolverhampton hooker seeing red.

The only additional score before the interval was a penalty goal from Wolverhampton making the half-time score 8-0.

The Wyesiders started the second half looking sharp and within two minutes of the restart registered the best try of the game.

Some driving play by forwards and backs went through the phases, before Freddie Spencer broke away into the Wolverhampton 22.

Jack Goodwin carried the movement on and with the determination characteristic of his game all season drove over the line for Hereford’s sole try, Freddie Spencer added the extra points.

A further succession of penalties and uncompleted scrums made the game messy and towards the end Wolverhampton took advantage of some weak tackles to run in two more tries, one converted to make the final score 20-7.