15th Dec, 2019

Alcester A side endure a miserable afternoon

Liam Moakes 2nd Dec, 2019

Alcester A 0 Edwardians A 34

AN ALCESTER A side suffered a far from pretty defeat in a friendly against Edwardians on Saturday.

The hosts failed to get any points on the board, suffered multiple injuries and received a yellow card on a day to forget.

However, the game started pretty evenly, despite Edwardians having the advantage of playing down the slope as Alcester put up some good defence.

Suddenly though, the opposition upped their attack, allowing their full-back to make a break through to open the scoring.

Now on the back foot, Alcester suffered further blows as Phil Birks was forced to leave the pitch with a collarbone injury and Rupert Daffern left for a head injury assessment.

Edwardians struck again when their winger kicked through a loose ball and pounced on it over the line for their second try.

Alcester’s James Bates was next to fall victim to the injury club when a blow to his hand saw him leave the field and the game went to passive scrums.

To add insult to injury, Edwardians scored another try before half-time to lead 19-0 and the second half did not get much better for Alcester.

The Solihull side ran in three more unanswered tries, whilst Alcester’s Matt Jupp was shown a yellow card for persistent infringement.

Alcester hope to quickly forget about this game and rectify it this weekend as they field two sides again.

The mid-table first team visit Old Leamingtonians in Midlands Three West (South) and the 2nds visit Bedworth 2nds for a cup tie.

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