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Kingfishers off to a flying start
6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
REDDITCH got their 2013-14 campaign off to a winning start this weekend with a 29-10 win over Warley in the first round of the North Midlands Vase.
Warley offered Midlands Four West (South) side Redditch a taste of the standard they can expect this year as they play at the same level in the North division.
With the players being put through their paces by ex-player James Shotbolt, the Kingfishers made a strong start and scored all their points inside 30 minutes.
Tom Saddington got the ball rolling with a try after a strong break.
A further two scores from Saddington, Josh Holt and blind side flanker Chris Oldfield capped a fine first-half display.
In a scrappy second period, Warley hit back with a converted try and penalty.
Veteran Garry Mills also stood out with a resolute defensive display.
Redditch will now go to Bredon in the second round of the Vase.
Both the first and second teams took to the field proudly sporting new shirts generously provided by Gap Personnel.
The seconds saw off Kings Norton, with Bryn Williams and Neil Cardy scoring tries.
Redditch will take on Upton away in the Merit Table next weekend.
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