26th Feb, 2020

Malvern back on track

Craig Gibbons 19th Nov, 2018

MALVERN brought an end to their seven-game losing streak in Midlands One West with a much-needed 43-17 victory over basement boys Longton.

The Spring Lane side started explosively as Luke Milton broke from a ruck to feed Jack Curtis who stormed through to score in the corner.

They soon doubled the score as they ran back upfield, moving the ball out to Conor Giggle, who in turn slipped the ball inside to the supporting Milton for a beautifully worked try.

With Malvern playing a high tempo game, the big Longton side were finding it difficult to contain them and the third score soon followed as the ball was run out of defence and Giggle won the race to touch down.

The visitors replied with a catch and drive move but Malvern’s response was to once again run from defence to set Curtis off for his second score.

From the restart they headed straight back into away territory, with James Tutty making headway to set up Ieuan Mustow for Malvern’s fifth try of the day.

After the break, Longton upped their game and were finally rewarded with a try in the corner.

They continued to test the Malvern defence but failed to add to their score.

Even a yellow card was not enough to help the visitors and Malvern eventually broke out to nearly go over in the corner, halted only by a high tackle which saw the referee award a penalty try.

Malvern’s scoring ended after a finely worked move across the field which saw a Giggle score in the corner.

Longton did manage to add one more try to their tally after Malvern fumbled the restart.

Malvern make the trip to Worcester on Saturday (2.15pm KO).

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