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Alcester march on in the Vase
3:00pm Friday 28th September 2012 in Sport
Alcester 50, Five Ways Old Edwardians 10
ALCESTER bounced back from last week’s beating at Coventrians to thrash local rivals Five Ways Old Edwardians in the opening round of the RFU Midlands Junior Vase.
Although the hosts gained control in the first-half, it wasn’t until after the break that they cut loose to score six tries.
Centre Jack Green crossed for the opening try following excellent play from left wing Steve Douthwaite.
Right wing Will Harcourt then raced over for another trademark try enabling Alcester to lead 10-0 at half-time.
Alcester’s superior skills became evident in the second period as the floodgates opened.
Lock Dan Finn powered over for a try followed by a second from Harcourt before centre Matt Hurleston made it three when winning a race to the line.
Fly-half Sean Sudworth converted all three tries before Douthwaite added another.
Five Ways finally got on the scoreboard with a penalty, but there was no stopping Alcester by this stage as skipper Ben Hope and Green, now playing at hooker, added further tries with Sudworth adding the extras to both.
Credit to Five Ways who kept going and were rewarded with a converted try.
Alcester host Atherstone in Midlands Four West (South) action on Saturday (3pm) at Kings Coughton.
- The seconds took on a team made up of employees and suppliers of logistics operator DX.
Although Alcester lost the game 31-7, the real objective was to raise funds for DX’s chosen charity Teenage Cancer Trust.
The DX side included former Northampton Saints player Frank Packman and former Alcester favourite Andrew Harden-Sweetnam.
DX ran in five tries to Alcester’s one.
- Alcester Colts claimed a 27-17 triumph over local rivals Stratford in a friendly fixture.
First-half tries from Henry Jenkins and Dave Green, both of which were converted by Tom Alder, put Alcester into a narrow 14-12 lead at half-time.
Stratford hit back to take the lead on resumption but a further Alcester try by Ryan Clark, converted by the accurate Alder who then landed two penalties to seal success.