HEREFORD director of rugby Scott Sturdy was pleased with his side’s free-flowing play as they played out a 57-14 win over Berkswell & Balsall.

Despite going behind early on tries from a brace of tries by Stephan Dyers and young debutant Max Cook were joined by seven other Hereford try scorers.

Jake Cheshire, Jack Goodwin, Stephan Dyers, Tom Williams, Joe Vaughan, Max Cook and Jamie Humphreys all got in on the act during the comprehensive win.

“It was a pleasing performance” said Sturdy. “It was a very entertaining game in the warm conditions, there was some very free flowing, offloading and catch pass rugby and some excellent tries scored across the whole team.

“The set piece was much better too, strong lineout and strong scrum. We have work to do on defence, but this was a much-improved overall performance.”

Hereford made a strong start, but an unforced error caused a turnover and from a lineout and the hosts took an early lead with a converted try.

Hereford dominated the set pieces and from a set attacking move from the scrum, powerful number eight, Cheshire crashed over for a try.

The Wyesiders built on their first try and flanker Goodwin ran over three defenders to score in the corner, Wright added the extra points.

Just before the interval Williams made a line break mid-field and finished over 30 metres, both tries were converted by Wright to take the score at half time to 7-26.

From the restart, some Hereford indiscipline allowed Berkswell & Balsall to take control and they set up a well worked try, to which they added the extra points.

Hereford regained attacking dominance and ran in five second half tries. After several phases of play went through to score a beautiful try under the posts.

Then Wyesiders made some changes, introducing one of last year’s Colts, Cook to make his debut.

Within five minutes the youngster was given the ball, he stepped inside one defender and outside another before going straight under the sticks to score.

The Wyesiders turned up the gas and Dyers worked his South African magic to beat defenders inside and outside to score under the posts.

Humphreys then drove over in the corner before a show and go by Cook, now playing at scrum half, saw him go straight up the middle for the final try. Wright improved four of the second half tries and the Wyesiders ran out 57-14 winners.

The 1870s lost their first match in over a year when they went down to Old Yardleians by a single point, 22-23. The 1870s were leading 22-17 with only minutes to go but a brace of penalties one in the last minute gave the visitors the game.