18th Jan, 2019

Malvern head into Christmas break on back of comfortable victory over Earlsdon

Craig Gibbons 18th Dec, 2017

MALVERN got back to Midlands Two West (South) winning ways on Saturday with a comfortable 46-14 victory over Earlsdon.

The Spring Lane side scored after just 20 seconds as Luke Milton sprinted through the visitors’ defence with a blistering 60-metre run to cross the whitewash with Rob Cook converting.

Not long after the hosts stretched their lead to 12-0 when a driving maul gave Richard Hobbs the chance to cross the try line.

But Earlsdon got back into the game as they intercepted a chipped clearance to run in a converted try.

This only stung Malvern back into action as Milton breezed through for his second try with Cook adding the extras.

Although the Solihull-based visitors enjoyed some strong pressure before the break, it was Malvern who managed to score again as flanker Sam Parsons went over for the bonus point try.

After the break, the hosts continued on from where they left off with the in-form skipper Tom Hale touching down in the corner.

Milton then bagged his hat-trick of tries before Liam Roleston also crossed over as a rampant Malvern notched up an unassailable lead.

Malvern’s director of rugby Cook then managed to get himself on the scoresheet with a try of his own.

However, a spirited Earlsdon got the last score of play as they capitalised on slack marking to claim a second converted try.

Second placed Malvern return to action in the New Year when they travel to Kenilworth on January 6.

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