SWIRLING conditions and wintery temperatures could not prevent Lebdury RFC from edging a dramatic league clash at Coventry Welsh last weekend.

Jamie Rayfield nailed a simple penalty in the 79th minute to claim the all important win on the road as second-placed Ledbury stayed in touch with league leaders Old Leamingtonians.

Last weekend saw widespread snow and winds across the country and it was no different in Coventry but Ledbury were quick to get in their groove as Luke Clarke raced over in the corner.

Coventry kicked a penalty to reduce the gap, however and, from there, Ledbury were struggling with the conditions and a yellow card to Chris Ricketts did not help matters.

But Rayfield kicked another penalty (3-8) to keep his side in front at the break.

Chaos ensued in the second-half as Coventry were given three yellow cards at different intervals, but they scored first in the second period with a try in the corner (10-8).

But Ledbury fought back and Ed Bennion crossed after a penalty was put into the corner (10-13).

Coventry Welsh quickly drew level again with a penalty kick (13-13) and it stayed this way until the final minute.

The referee awarded a penalty under the Coventry posts and Rayfield made no mistake to win the game and spark jubilant scenes