HEREFORD RFC pleased their fans at Wyeside with a resounding 62-9 victory over Crewe & Nantwich in an action-packed second half in which the hosts scored 50 points without reply and 10 tries in total.

After seven minutes, a long throw over a lineout found its way to Ollie Hutcheson who dived over for the first try.

Although Hereford remained in control, they seemed to lack drive and it was a further half hour before they added to their score when they won a scrum and moved the ball mid-field for Mark Philo to burst over near the posts, Josh Wright made the conversion.

Crewe & Nantwich had slotted three penalties and at the interval Hereford led by 12-9 with the game in the balance.

Early in the second half a visiting player was shown a red card, the resulting penalty gave Hereford good field position in the visitors’ half.

From some driving play near the goal-line scrum half Connor Sullivan dummied his way over for a try which seemed to open the flood gates.

The Wyesiders playing with shape and attacking from deep, kept the scoreboard ticking over adding seven more tries.

The catch and drive from a lineout was held up over the line, the drop out was collected by Freddie Spencer who jinked his way to the line for the bonus point try.

Ace poacher hooker Lewis Jordan touch down for try number five in similar fashion before a long break by Leon Parsons and an off load to Spencer gave him his second try and the team’s sixth.

A driving run by Ewan Duncan added the seventh before Hughes went over for try number eight and Luke Yarranton bagged the ninth, before Scott Robinson touched down for the 10th and last try. Josh Wright kicked four further conversions.

Backs coach Alun Richards said: “At half time we got key messages about going back to basics in our attacking, being more direct and improving discipline.

“The boys put that into practice in the second half and their performance was much better.”