HEREFORD claimed a fine 29-12 win over Sutton Coldfield in Midlands 1 West despite missing a number of influential players.

Captain Tom Ewins was one of the players unavailable to head coach Sean Lynn, but the Wyesiders dominated the match, running in four tries.

“It was good, you can’t fault a bonus point win," said Lynn.

"We were missing a few players, but the boys we brought in all stepped up to the mark.

"George Spencer and Lewis Turner both had good run outs and I must give credit to the front five again they were outstanding in the set pieces giving us the momentum to go forward.

"Bryn Goodall was also sharp again, so all in all, a good game.”

Hereford, playing down the slope, opened up a 19 point lead by half time.

Sim Mifflin crossed for the first try, which Goodall converted, before the home side extended their lead.

Gareth Jones won a lineout in the Sutton Coldfield 22 and the forwards drove over for Lewis Jordan to touch down.

Jordan added another try just before half-time, which Goodall converted, to take Hereford into the break in complete control.

The bonus point was then secured when good play resulted in Turner racing in for s try on his first team debut.

Goodall again added the extra points to put Hereford 26-0 ahead.

Some indiscipline saw Hereford players Fran Jennings and Jordan both pick up yellow cards and Sutton went on to register two tries and a conversion.

But the revival came too late and star man Goodall added a penalty in stoppage time.

"It was pleasing to win at home, to get five points and to score some tries," added Richard Preece, who was the Hereford captain for the day.

"All the players who stepped acquitted themselves brilliantly."