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Perfect start carries on
12:10pm Friday 11th October 2013 in Rugby
LEDBURY’S first XV made it five wins out of five this season with a hard-fought but deserved 28-20 win against a very competitive Southam side, who also entered the game with a 100 per cent league record.
The victory moves the Ross Road team into second place in Midlands Three West (South), one point behind Cheltenham North, who they visit tomorrow.
Ledbury established an early lead after just four minutes when flanker Elliot Bee, who was excellent in defence and attack throughout, broke the gain-line following a line-out on the Southam 22.
The back-rower then managed to get the ball to number eight Ali Park, who brushed off the final tackler to score near the posts.
Fly-half George Bennion converted the score and the same player extended Ledbury’s lead to 10-0 10 minutes later with a penalty after consistent forward pressure.
Southam hit back with a penalty of their own as the first quarter came to an end and, although Bennion restored the 10-point gap with a 29th-minute penalty, the visitors gave themselves hope with an unconverted try just before the break.
Ledbury put down an important marker within minutes of the re-start when scrum-half Tom Houlbrooke, taking a quick tap-penalty, side-stepped through the retreating defence to touch down near the left hand corner.
The match seemed to have been sealed with 20 minutes remaining when Ledbury winger Jamie Rayfield intercepted a speculative pass in his own 22 and out-sprinted the opposition to score by the posts, Bennion converting.
Southam scored a couple of tries either side of another Bennion penalty, but the home side maintained their lead to record a victory.
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