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Fans urged to flock to derby

Malvern Editorial 7th Nov, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

RUGBY fans are set to be treated to a match under the lights at Ross Road as Ledbury take on local rivals Upton-on-Severn tomorrow (Friday) night (7.30pm).

The Herefordshire outfit have decided to rearrange the Midlands Three (South) fixture in a bid to attract supporters, who are unable to attend games on a Saturday, to the club.

Head coach Paul Rudland said: “We want as many people as possible to come down. We might try and do it again later on this season, but we saw this as a great opportunity as Upton haven’t got too far travel, so it should be a big local derby.”

The move also comes after Ledbury moved to the top of the league following their 11-3 win over Kings Norton at Hopwood Park on Saturday.

Two penalties from George Bennion gave the visitors a slender 6-3 advantage at the break before Matt Halley scored the only try of the game.

The score came in some style as the wing ran the length of the pitch to cross in the corner as Ledbury continued their impressive start to the season.

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