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Ledbury put Kings to the sword

Malvern Editorial 25th Feb, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THIRD-PLACED Ledbury RFC showed little sign of rustiness as they put Kings Norton to the sword with an emphatic 35-3 victory at Ross Road.

The Herefordshire outfit came into the Midlands Three West (South) encounter having not played for three weeks due to the widespread flooding.

But Ledbury simply picked up from where they left off as they opened the scoring after just eight minutes. Prop Arron Almond powered forward to within ten metres of the line before centre Matt Hallett finished near the posts, which George Bennion converted.

While the dominant hosts struggled to add to their tally in the first half Kings Norton reduced the deficit with a 34th minute penalty.

But Ledbury hit back in fine style at the start of the second period as scrum half Paul Rudland crossed the whitewash before number eight Gary Nicholson crashed over. Bennion converted both to put his side firmly in control as they led 22-3.

The home side remained on top for long periods and they clinched the all-important bonus point with ten minutes remaining when Jamie Rayfield received Elliot Bee’s pass to score.

Hallett then rounded off a superb individual display with his second try of the game as Ledbury, who take on Manor Park in Nuneaton on Saturday (2.15pm), kept their push for promotion on track.

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