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Claverdon keep up perfect Midlands Four West (South) start with 46-5 success over Rugby Welsh



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CLAVERDON maintained their perfect start to the new Midlands Four West (South) season with a 46-5 victory over newly-promoted Rugby Welsh on Saturday.

Hilton Garner-Jones scores a try for Claverdon. Photo: Will Barnes
Hilton Garner-Jones scores a try for Claverdon. Photo: Will Barnes

The match started slowly, with both sides giving away unnecessary penalties, but the Lions eventually capitalised with a simple try from Hilton Garner-Jones, who side-stepped his way to the line.

Ten minutes before the break the game was stalled following a poor challenge from Welsh’s outside centre, causing a potential season-ending injury to captain Michael Jay.

Charlie Byrd breaks away from Rugby Welsh.
Charlie Byrd breaks away from Rugby Welsh.

After moving pitches due to the injury and leading 10-6 at half-time, Claverdon were determined to avenge the loss of their captain.

And some fantastic rugby saw the hosts stretch their lead with sensational tries from Charlie Byrd, Josh Evans and Luke Rogers.

Claverdon’s Chris Calcotts under pressure. Photo: Will Barnes
Claverdon’s Chris Calcotts under pressure. Photo: Will Barnes

The heavily supported home side would eventually run out emphatic 46-5 winners, with a man-of-the-match performance from Jack Barwell.

Meanwhile, the 2nd XV were involved in an entertaining 45-45 draw against Old Leamingtonians 2nds.

Claverdon have a weekend off before returning to league action on Saturday, 23rd October with a trip to Bedworth.

Josh Evans scoring for Claverdon. Photo: Will Barnes
Josh Evans scoring for Claverdon. Photo: Will Barnes


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