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Alcester tries are in vain
7:00pm Wednesday 21st November 2012 in Sport
Coventry Welsh 51, Alcester 12
TRIES from wing Will Harcourt and centre Andy Smith were scant consolation for Alcester after a disappointing defeat at Coventry Welsh.
The loss left the Kings Coughton men in the bottom two in the Midlands Four West (South).
Both of Alcester’s tries came at the end of outstanding backs moves.
Harcourt was put clear by fly-half Jamie Randall and he squeezed through a narrow gap and ran in under the posts for Randall to convert.
The second was started and finished by Smith, who put in a clever grubber kick to turn the opposition defence, and allowed Hadley Ravenhall and Matt Ashby to create the space for the score.
But for those moments of fine rugby, Alcester showed very little. Teenage lock Chris Walmsley was the pick of the visitors putting in a fine performance.
Hooker Ollie Moore, making his full debut for the first team, was lively around the pitch and centre Jack Green was outstanding in defence but few others turned up and Alcester were deservedly well-beaten.
Alcester host Old Yardleians on Saturday (2.15pm ko).
The seconds went down 31-17 to Old Yardleians, despite tries for Pete O’Dell, Andy Miller and Tony Darby. Paul Taylor kicked the conversion.
Alcester’s under-16s were too strong for Keresley as they ran out 51-5 winners.
Alex Chiles capped a man of the match performance with four tries, having previously waited three seasons for a score, while his fellow back Fred Badham helped himself to a hat-trick, as between them they contributed seven of Alcester’s nine touch downs.