A WIN over league leaders Ludlow took the Hereford RFC into second place in the Midlands 2 West table, with seven wins from eight games.

A try in either half courtesy of Matt Milsom and Mark Philo gave the Wyesiders a 7-23 away triumph.

“What a wonderful day to be a Wyesider, another two great results from our teams, especially our win over at Ludlow,” said head coach Scott Sturdy

“We implemented a game plan, we worked on it diligently during the week and it was executed to perfection by the players. Ludlow are a good team and we managed to control the game very well.

“No-one has achieved anything yet, we are in a good place and winning games. We have to stay humble now, keep focused on the games ahead of us and see where that takes us.”

Hereford took a 10th minute lead when a well-placed cross kick from Dean Powell was pounced on by Matt Milsom who crossed in the corner, Powell added the extra points.

After 30 minutes Hereford were awarded a penalty in front of the posts, which was moved 10 yards nearer following a comment from a Ludlow player.

Dean Powell converted increasing the lead to 10-0 at half-time.

The Wyesiders continued into the second half having the better of possession and field position. Ludlow conceded more penalties enabling Hereford to build on their lead with a brace of Powell kicks.

Mid-way through the second half, Hereford’s Tom Williams was shown a yellow card and whilst he was in the bin Ludlow raised their game and managed a try in the corner.

The conversion attempt was good and the deficit was reduced to nine points.

However, Hereford responded perfectly implementing a set move, completed by Philo racing over for the try and Powell converting to complete the win.

The Hereford0 1870s had another great result beating visitors Malvern 2nds by 29-0. Tries were scored by Dan Mills, Rhys Roberts (2) and James Lawrence (2).

Ollie Bulleid converted two of the tries.

Next week the 1870s have a rest week and the Hereford team will aim to beat visitors Malvern and extend their winning run to eight games