HEREFORD finished their league campaign in style playing some of their best rugby during a convincing 39-17 victory over Worcester.

The hosts thrilled their Wyeside crowd during a second half performance which included four tries without response as Joe Vaughan and Iwan Holder finished with a brace each while Matt Milsom and Luke Yarranton also scored.

Head Coach, Scott Sturdy said: “It’s great to finish off the season with that kind of performance in front of a packed crowd.

“I’m really pleased to finish the league season that way, ending up fifth, level on points with Stratford in fourth. We should have dearly loved to have challenged to push a bit higher up the table and that will be one of our aspirations for next year.

“Overall, the league campaign across the senior teams in the club has been very successful this year. We now look forward to getting the draw for the first round of the Pappa John Cup which will be played on April 1.”

Worcester took a lead of five points within five minutes of kick off, they kicked to the corner and the catch and drive crossed the line for a try.

It took 20 minutes for the Wyesiders to register a reply when the ball passed slickly through the hands of several players before Milsom dotted down and Ollie Bullied kicked the conversion.

The lead changed hands again when Worcester responded with another catch and drive try which was improved.

Hereford levelled the scores when they won a lineout and moved the ball classically across the line to Vaughan who dived over in the corner.

With just a few minutes left in the half, Bullied slotted a penalty to take the score to 15-12 at half-time.

Early in the second half Hereford increased their lead when Iwan Holder beat his tackler to race round under the posts, Bullied added the extra points.

Inside ten minutes Holder struck again on the end of a smart passing movement, this time Bullied hit the crossbar with the conversion attempt from a narrow angle.

Hereford had secured their try bonus, but continued to add to their tally as Luke Yarranton broke away from the maul to touch down.

The Wyesiders’ final try of the afternoon was another well-worked passing movement through several pairs of hands and finished off by Joe Vaughan for his second try of the game, Bullied added the conversion.

Worcester moved up a gear in the final 10 minutes and their big pack put the home defence under constant pressure which gave them a well-deserved consolation try.