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Jack jumping for joy with hat-trick
12:00pm Friday 2nd November 2012 in Sport
Kings Norton 29, Ledbury 8
JACK Fairhurst bagged a hat-trick as Kings ran out easy victors against Ledbury scoring five tries to one in the Midlands Three West (South).
However, this scrappy game was marred by many unforced errors by both teams.
Ledbury had visited the same ground two weeks running as this match was played at Woodrush’s Icknield Street ground, which had kindly been provided to allow Kings’s junior section to prepare their Hopwood Park venue for their massive evening.
Ledbury opened the scoring after a short while with an easy penalty following an illegal scrimmage move and this early setback seemed to spur the Hopwood side into life.
Speedy Jack Fairhurst crossed for the first of his three tries.
After another 14 minutes play, Fairhurst added his second unconverted try and at this point the ‘home’ team appeared to be well in charge.
However, this was not to be as Kings were then caught on the hop and let in a silly try to allow their visitors some hope.
Kings stumbled and stuttered before regaining the initiative with a super try through Gareth Johnson which Carlin converted to end the half at 17-8 ahead.
From the re-start Fairhust soon gained his hat-trick with a nicely worked try and Carlin again added the extras to move the score on to 24 points and gain a four-try bonus point in the process.
The remainder of this second period was similar to the first being littered with errors and poor play from both teams.
However, Tom Hatfield added some spice as he broke out towards the end of the game in typical fashion to score an unconverted try and extend Kings deserved lead to 29- 8.