Mistakes prove costly as Claverdon slip to defeat at Woodrush
Woodrush 22-14 Claverdon
Counties Two Midlands West (South)
CLAVERDON missed out on the chance to claim back-to-back victories since the start of the 2022-23 season as they went down 22-14 at Woodrush.
It was Woodrush who struck first after a penalty was well within range of their kicker.
The home side soon added to their tally after a scrum on the 5m line.
The Lions responded well and some free-flowing rugby carved the home side apart and a spell of possession end with George Hazard charging over the line.
James Williams converted to give Claverdon an 8-7 lead at half-time.
The second half was there for the taking but Claverdon’s own line-out proved far too costly.
Woodrush made the most of the away side’s mistakes to move 22-7 in front.
Claverdon continued to play with belief and Will Jackson bulldozed his way over to set the tone for the final ten minutes.
The visitors were knocking on the door in the dying embers of the game but a missed penalty kick from Williams, accompanied by a rush of blood to the head from Alex Grove, saw Claverdon go down to 14 men, and ultimately fail to challenge for the victory.
Claverdon visit Manor Park on Saturday.