TENBURY suffered defeat at Pershore in Midlands 4 West (South) despite the fantastic kicking of Zack Thompson.

Following some late drop outs, Tenbury travelled to Worcestershire with just 15 players and despite leading at half time, Pershore came back to win comfortably.

Tenbury started well but they were unable to cross the Pershore try line after some strong running in the middle by Ben Spires and Tom Lawley.

Even though they failed to score a try, Tenbury went into the break with a 12-10 lead thanks to some superb kicking from Thompson who kicked four penalties between the posts.

Tenbury’s good work in the first half was quickly undone in the second period, however, and Pershore grabbed control of the game.

The hosts took advantage of some individual mistakes to run in five second half tries and secure the victory, 48-12.

The result leaves Tenbury, who were hindered by their lack of replacement options, second from bottom of Midlands 4 West (South) with just one League win to their names this season.

Their next fixture is a big one as they host bottom side Redditch on Saturday, November 25.