HEREFORD RFC head coach Scott Sturdy praised his side who scored two second half tries without response and ran out 22-12 victors against local rivals Worcester.

Hereford extended their winning streak to six games and Sturdy was delighted with the third away win of the season.

“The 18 players who travelled were outstanding, definitely our best performance to date and we were really pleased to pick up a result from such a tough fixture away from home,” said Sturdy.

“There were some outstanding individual performances at Worcester. I pick out captain Connor Sullivan who although injured before half-time managed to get himself back on for the last 20 minutes and put in some great shots.

“We now move on to next week when we travel to Ludlow who are unbeaten, so it is a first versus second clash. The 1870s host Malvern 2s in a local derby and we are under no illusion, they will be difficult games. We shall work hard this week and look forward to the challenges.”

The Wyesiders were full of confidence and took fourth minute lead when Josh Wright made no mistake with a penalty.

From the restart Jack Goodwin gathered and his driving run took play into the Worcester 22, only to end when the final pass was knocked on.

The opening try came on 16 minutes when a Jamie Humphreys rampaging run in midfield saw the ball moved wide to Jack Goodwin who charged across the goal line from 20 yards.

The lively Worcester backs were troubling the Hereford defence and scored two tries when space was created for slick passing movements to draw defenders with one converted to lead 12-8 at the break.

Ten minutes into the second half Hereford regained the lead with a catch and drive from a lineout, touched down by Goodwin with Wright adding the extras.

Fifteen minutes later a concentrated pick and go attack created a gap for Mark Philo to dive through, Wright again made the conversion.

Worcester put in some strong attacks during the final quarter, which were well countered by some robust Hereford defence.

Hereford had plugged the gap wide out and Worcester never looked like getting through falling to a 22-12 defeat.

The 1870s had another great result beating visitors and top side Stourport by 52-10.

Dan Mills scored a hat-trick of tries while Joe Russell, George Russell, Cal Duncan, Alex Thomson and James Lawrence all crossed the whitewash.

Cal Duncan kicked six conversions to secure the emphatic victory while Mills was awarded the man of the match award for running rings around the Stourport defence during another good day for Hereford Rugby Club.