REDDITCH RFC were powered out of their match against Pershore in a first half battering which put the game out of reach.

The Kingfishers soaked up early pressure but were exposed by the pace of the home team who scored their first three tries from breakdowns and quick counter attacking moves.

The frustration started to show, Redditch conceded a penalty for dissent which cost territory and Pershore cut through a porous defence before adding a fifth from their scrum-half.

All the tries were converted to make the half time score 35-0.

Despite having a mountain to climb Redditch had their moments, Adam Currien made some promising breaks from fullback and Tom Saddington showed some classy moves at inside centre with the ever active Jack Mertens outside him.

The Redditch scrum was rock solid and the longer the game went on the more dominant it became, shoving Pershore's larger pack backwards on occasions.

The experienced Duncan Davis came on as a replacement and made a difference at close quarters and wingers Phil Harding and Harvey Habgood, showed their speed in attack as as well defence.

Redditch had a try ruled out for a forward pass but kept probing and asking questions much to the frustration of the home side. Will Spires at flyhalf mixed the game up and the pack started to make decent ground, with the Allen brothers Matt and Michael leading the charge.

Yet despite the improvement in performance it was Pershore who hit back with two more tries.

Saddington grabbed a consolation try for Redditch after Crurrien made 30 metres after fielding a stray kick but the visitors were well beaten 47-5.

Redditch are in action in two weeks time, at home to Bedworth.