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Claverdon stretch unbeaten Midlands Four West (South) run to ten games with victory over lowly Pershore



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A STRONG first-half performance helped extend Claverdon’s unbeaten run to ten games as they eased to a 27-7 success over Pershore on Saturday.

Claverdon’s Alex Grove sprints away from Pershore. Photo: Will Barnes
Claverdon’s Alex Grove sprints away from Pershore. Photo: Will Barnes

The Lions struck first when a scrum in front of the posts on the Pershore 22m line provided an opportunity for the hosts to attack the large blindside.

Winger Sam Turrell was the beneficiary, beating his defender well to score in the corner. After the early score there was a period of cagey play from both sides.

Claverdon built pressure in the Pershore half but were unable to turn it into points as the visitors defended well.

However, Pershore’s inability to clear their lines proved costly.

Maximus Oxton-Morris scores for Claverdon. Photo: Will Barnes
Maximus Oxton-Morris scores for Claverdon. Photo: Will Barnes

Eventually one clearing kick landed in the hands of Max Oxton-Morris, who made the most of the space in front of him to slice through the Pershore defence and score under the posts. Chris Calcott added the conversion.

A clinical Claverdon side then scored two tries in quick succession before the half-time whistle. Centres Chris Calcott and Alex Grove combined well for the first, with Calcott breaking through the midfield and off-loading to Grove to touch down.

Great catch for James Kirby. Photo: Will Barnes
Great catch for James Kirby. Photo: Will Barnes

Hilton Garner-Jones then added his name to the score sheet after collecting a pass from Turrell who had hacked through a dropped ball.

That would be the last of the scoring for Claverdon who saw out the second half to make it ten wins out of ten.

The Lions visit Rugby Welsh on Saturday (2.15pm kick-off).



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