Captain Allan Shields 'over the moon' with Cleobury Mortimer Rugby Club's 37-10 win at Birmingham Exiles in North Midlands Vase (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Captain Allan Shields 'over the moon' with Cleobury Mortimer Rugby Club's 37-10 win at Birmingham Exiles in North Midlands Vase
CAPTAIN Allan Shields was over the moon after Cleobury Mor timer romped to a 37-10 win at Birmingham Exiles in the North Midlands Vase.
Shields scored a try, kicked a penalty and two conversions in Cleobury’s first-round success. Cleobury will now travel to Woodrush in the second round.
Colin Todd’s try helped Cleobury to lead 13-10 at the break before Dave Shorter and Alex Howman both bagged two secondhalf tries.
“We are over the moon - it was our first game of the season and a g reat start,” said Shields. “We are hoping to rebuild and try to get people playing again. When we moved the ball wide, we created gaps and it was great to see.”
Cleobury be gin their Midlands Four West (North) season this Saturday at home to Harborne.
Meanwhile, former Cleobury Mortimer player Paul Hulland scored a last-gasp try for Luctonians in a 29-27 home win over Hull in National League Two North.
Bishops Castle captain Jack Holloway suffered a knee injury in a 60-5 defeat at Harborne in the North Midlands Vase.
Pete Bevan, who scored Castle’s try in the heavy first-round defeat, fears Holloway could be ruled out for the season.
“It looks like Jack might have damaged the ligaments in a knee,” said Bevan. “His knee was swollen and, at first glance, it’s looking like a ligament injury.
“We didn’t have the greatest of starts and then our day kept getting worse and worse.
“The good news is that our centre Pete Hughes was back and he came through the game unscathed.”
Castle are not in league action this Saturday but host Shropshire Young Farmers in a friendly on Sunday (1pm kick-off().
Clee Hill, who are also in Midlands Four West (North), open their league season at home to St Leonards this weekend.