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Woodrush remain on course for double
9:58am Thursday 24th April 2014 in Sport
WOODRUSH remain on course for a league and cup double after trouncing Five Ways Old Edwardians to power into the final of the North Midlands Vase.
Fresh from sealing the title in the Midlands Division Four West (South) last week, the club powered into what is thought to be their first ever North Midlands final with an emphatic attacking display.
They will now tackle Gloucestershire outfit Bredon Star in the silverware decider at Dudley Kingswinford on May 11 (1pm ko).
Head coach Jon Ford said: “It’s a massive acheivement for the club to reach the final.
“The players have all worked very hard to get this far.
“We don’t know a lot about Bredon, apparently but they defeated Harborne in the semi-finals.”
Woodrush were far too potent for their rivals and raced into a commanding lead in the first half.
Eduardo Lerner scored four tries, while there was a brace for Steve Smart.
James Evans also bagged a try as Woodrush ran riot.
Ford said: “It was a very good performance by the team. There was no dip in performance after winning the league.
“We started really well and had a good lead by half-time.
“Five Ways came back into it in the second half and played well but the game was won.”
Some of the players will now play in the Alcester’s sevens tournament at the weekend before returning to training to prepare for the final.
“We’ll have four or five training sessions before the final to make sure we’re ready,” added Ford.
“It has been a brilliant season and we’d love to end the season with some silverware.
“I am not sure how we’re are looking team wise but we’ve got the squad depth to cope.”
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