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Survival boost as Alcester grab a vital point
3:00pm Friday 8th March 2013 in Sport
Alcester 3, Coventry Welsh 10
RELEGATION-battling Alcester suffered a narrow defeat but earned a much-needed bonus point as the club held their chairman’s lunch.
Watched by chairman Dickie Moore and his guests, the Kings Coughton outfit showed determination to get something from a hard-fought game.
Alcester had kept the scores level until Coventry Welsh crashed over for a try on the half-hour mark.
The hosts didn’t make best use of the elements, mainly because they struggled for possession up front, but the ever-lively Robbie Parker at scrum-half was a constant threat to the Welshmen when he did get the ball from his pack.
Turning around only five points adrift a half-time against streetwise opponents, Alcester knew it was going to be an uphill task.
The visitors increased their lead with a second try midway through the half.
Club captain Stuart Fletcher, playing his first game of the season after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season, brought much needed power, leadership and physical presence to the home side.
At one stage it looked like Alcester may be able to overhaul the deficit, but in the end all they had was a long range Jamie Randall penalty to show for their efforts.
But the bonus-point gained edged them closer to safety in the Midlands Four West (South), owing to the heavy defeats suffered by fellow strugglers Warwickian and Keresley.
The King’s Coughton men face a daunting task at the weekend when they travel to Shirley to face champions elect and Midlands Vase finalists, Old Yardleians, who have suffered only one league defeat all season (3pm ko).
n Alcester’s Colts just saw off Wythall 26-21 at Kings Coughton.
The hosts provided a host of players as Wythall only arrived with nine and the likes of Callum Razzak, Charlie Putnam and Ben Woods relished the chance to take on their club-mates.
Alex Chiles (2), Kyran Flynn and Ben Godson scored the tries, while Josh Godson kicked three conversions.
n Alcester are holding an evening with former Irish international and current Moseley coach Kevin Maggs on Friday, March 15. Anyone interested should call 01789-764061.
The club are also hosting their sevens tournament on Sunday, Aptil 28. Teams interested in participating should contact Andy Flynn on 07923 436184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org