Ludlow Rugby Club show fighting spirit in 29-21 home defeat against Worcester Wanderers in Midlands One West (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Ludlow Rugby Club show fighting spirit in 29-21 home defeat against Worcester Wanderers in Midlands One West
LUDLOW Rugby Club gave their best performance of the season in a 29-21 home defeat against high-flying Worcester Wanderers.
The Linneymen fought back from 14-0 down to open up a 21-19 lead in Midlands One West.
However, Worcester regained their advantage and Ludlow were twice held up over the visitors’ line.
Darren Brick, Will Green and Mark Williams scored tries for Ludlow. Will Norton kicked three conversions.
Ludlow coach Dave Irish said: “It was a fantastic performance. We had been waiting for a display like that all season.”
A penalty-kick from the last play of the game sentenced Bishop’s Castle to an agonising 13-12 defeat at Cannock in Midlands Four West (North).
Pete Bevan’s side were leading throughout and two penalties each from Elliot Brooks and Jack Holloway put the visitors on the brink of a vital away win.
Third-from-bottom Castle picked up a losing bonus point and travel to Harborne this Saturday.
“Cannock were a good team and we competed well,” said Bevan. “It was a good team effort considering we had not played for around a month.”
Clee Hill are seventh in the same division after a spirited display in a 23-8 defeat at joint-leaders Uttoxeter.
Hill spokesman Gary Edwards said his side were disappointed with some decisions which went against them.
The defeat ended Hill’s three-match winning run. Yan Richardson’s early penalty put Hill 3-0 ahead in the early stages. Rob Fletcher bagged Hill’s try.
“Uttoxeter scored a try out wide after the home side’s winger was tackled into touch and the linesman flagged to indicate the player was out,” said Edwards.
Former Cleobury player Paul Hulland and ex-Ludlow player Chris Harris scored tries for Luctonians in their 29-10 home win over Caldy in National League Two North.