Rugby round-up: Robbie Jordan puts boot in for Bishops Castle in 13-10 derby win against Clee Hill in Midlands Four West (North) (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Rugby round-up: Robbie Jordan puts boot in for Bishops Castle in 13-10 derby win against Clee Hill in Midlands Four West (North)
4:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
Bishops Castle 10 pts Clee Hill 13pts
THE kicking boots of Robbie Jordan helped Clee Hill to a narrow derb win against Bishops Castle which saw the visitors maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.
Jordan scored two penalties and a conversion to keep the Hillmen joint top of Midlands Four West (North).
“We always knew that it was going to be a tough physical battle and it did not disappoint,”
said Clee Hill’s Gary Edwards.
“It looked as if it was all going to script with us having the early pressure, but the dogged Castle forwards slowed the Clee Hill ball down and broke up our attacking ball in their favour.
“They levelled the scores, but we gained a penalty before half-time and battled throughout the second-half and probably edged the forward and territory battle.”
Clee Hill’s other points came from an early try from Charlie Evans, while Castle scored a try through Matt Isley, with a conversion and a penalty dispatched by Will Beddows.
“We had chances to win it, which shows that we can compete with the top teams in the league,” said Bishops Castle’s Pete Bevan.
Cleobury Mortimer are joint top of the table after a hard-fought 9-3 success against Warley.
Captain Allan Shields kicked three penalties, with openside flanker Greg Shorter putting in a man-of-the-match performance.
Cleobury are in cup action this Saturday in the second round of the Midlands Junior Vase against Essington, but flanker Josh Phillips is set to miss out after still suffering the effects of concussion.
Tenbury captain Pete Stevens bemoaned defensive lapses as his side went down 35-25 at home to Five Ways Old Edwardians.
Tenbury only had an Andy Wilkes penalty to show for their first-half efforts and found themselves 11-5 down.
Their task was made even harder after the break when the away side increased their lead to 21-5, but a Sam Thomas try, converted by Ben King, reduced the arrears.
But, Five Ways scored another try of their own, before Thomas went over the line for Tenbury. Stevens’ men were always up against it and further scores by Five Ways made it 35-17, before a Sam Hayes try and a King penalty for Tenbury put some respectability on the final scoreline.
“Defensively we are struggling, but one of these days we will click and, when we do, we are going to be good,” said Stevens.
Ludlow crashed 11-6 at mid-table Tamworth in Midlands Two West (North).
The loss means that Dave Irish’s side are now fifth in the table with 11 points from four games.
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