24th Jun, 2018

Malvern thump relegated Dunlop 66-0

Aaron Wise 14th Mar, 2017

MALVERN Rugby shipped ten tries passed already relegated Dunlop in an emphatic 66-0 victory in the Midlands Two (West) South in Coventry on Saturday.

In a match which saw Tom Hale cross the whitewash five times against the league’s basement side, it didn’t take long for Malvern to open the scoring when Conor Giggle fed scrum half Laurie Essenhigh to ground, which Adam Dixon converted.

Dunlop buckled to Malvern’s continuous attacking play as Hale sped through the middle of the home defence to score and gift Dixon a simple conversion.

The visitors then had a penalty, which saw the ever-elusive Essenhigh take a quick tap and storm across for his second, opening a 21-0 advantage at the break.

The floodgates opened in the second-half when Ieuan Mustow made a break and fed Hale for an early try bonus-point, before Mustow powered through to score a try of his own, with Dixon slotting the extras.

With the win already conclusive, Malvern rang the changes with John Friths and Stuart Clarke replacing Glen Potter and Jack Curtis, and Richard Hobbs moving to hooker.

Essenhigh then booted a ball downfield before chasing and collecting to score his third of the afternoon.

The resounding 42-0 scoreline was stretched further when Hale dived over for two quick-fire tries, before Mustow sold a sublime dummy to score his second of the match.

Hale wrapped up the try-fest when he darted over for Malvern’s tenth and his fifth of the afternoon.

Malvern now enter a weeks break before hosting Earlsdon at Spring Lane on Saturday, March 25 (kick-off 3pm).

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