Woodrush secure a place in semi-finals

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WOODRUSH 55, CLEOBURY MORTIMER 6

WOODRUSH booked their place in the semi-finals of the North Midlands Vase with a comprehensive victory on Saturday.

With a top two place in the Midlands Division Four West (South) secured and promotion in the bag following Redditch’s win over Atherstone last week, Woodrush were able to focus on the Vase.

The visitors had gone ahead with a penalty, but Mike Loughrey crashed over for Rush.

Cleobury were having none of it, pressurising home possession and forcing a further penalty to retake the lead.

Jake Bagby’s fine run allowed Andy Warrilow to finish off the move.

Player and coach Jon Ford added a further excellent score under the posts before Warrilow completed his brace just before half-time.

Woodrush soon built on their 24-6 lead,with Ed Lerna bagging a brace of touch downs.

James Evans put away a fine effort, which was created from a break by the indomitable Titch Thomas.

Gary McGrann and Ed Gardiner also touched down to complete a fine win.

Woodrush now travel the short distance to Ash Lane for the semi-finals against Five Ways Old Edwardians in April.

They resume the league at Alcester on Saturday (3pm kick-off). Woodrush are second with a game in hand on leaders Harbury.

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