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Malvern Rugby Club hope to end good season by sealing top four finish

Malvern Editorial 14th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MALVERN could seal a top four league finish in Midlands Two West (South) this weekend after they completed a 58-8 demolition of relegated Bedworth, writes Aaron Wise.

After starting with a lot of confidence going forward, the hosts crumbled as Malvern’s Conor Giggle fed the ball to Ieuan Mustow who burst through to score and set up an easy conversion for Will Gough.

Soon afterwards, a Bedworth infringement saw Joe Budd take a quick tap to set up Craig Freeman who scored a rare front row try which Gough again converted.

Malvern were in control and put the game out of sight when Giggle scored out wide, following a home lineout.

With the Spring Lane men three scores up and cruising, it would have been easy for Bedworth to roll over, but instead they came back with a period of pressure and scored a penalty.

The visitors started the second period brightly and scored their fifth try of the afternoon when Stuart Clarke touched down following a catch and drive, with Gough converting.

Claiming the restart, Liam Roleston took advantage of the hosts’ tiring defence and charged down the halfway line to score, with Gough again claiming the extras.

Bedworth showed their resilience as they put in a series of good moves and claimed a well worked try, but Malvern replied by switching the ball around for Budd to score.

Malvern host Berkswell & Balsall on Saturday, when a win would see them leapfrog their opponents to claim fourth spot in what is the final league game of the season.

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