20th Jan, 2019

Alcester off the mark in convincing fashion

Liam Moakes 19th Sep, 2018 Updated: 19th Sep, 2018

Alcester 43 Coventry Welsh 5

Midlands Three West (South)

ALCESTER bagged their first win of the campaign at the second attempt as they put their visitors to the sword at Kings Coughton on Saturday.

The hosts put seven tries past their newly-promoted opponents, including a hat-trick from left wing Jamie Harland and a brace from the prolific Jack Green.

With the slope at their back in the first half and in front of a sizeable Kings Coughton crowd, the home side started well and, after a couple of missed opportunities, they took the lead through skipper Phill Birks who powered over for the opening try.

Vice-captain Jack Green, who missed the previous weekend defeat at Berkswell, was the next to score a try, converted by Max Biltcliffe.

With points on the board, Alcester somewhat went to their sleep and their always competitive opponents took full advantage by scoring a try out wide.

However, Alcester scored twice more before the break to lead 26-5 at half-time.

In the second half Alcester took a while to get back into their stride but, when they did, they scored again twice more through Harland before wing Cian Allen rounded off the scoring with his first senior try.

Despite the positive scoreline, all involved recognised there is more to come from this developing team as new players blend into the side and all become more accustomed to new coach Chris Johnston’s style of play.

Alcester face more Coventry opposition on Saturday when they visit Dunlop who have lost their opening three matches.

FOR the third weekend running, Alcester 2nds faced much stronger opposition whose 1st XV were without a game and it was little surprise to see the Kings Coughton men beaten 57-7 at Harbury.

However, they started well when Joe Sharper gave his side the lead with his first score for the club, converted by Luke Spencer.

That was as good as it got for the visitors, who were overpowered by their hosts who ran in nine tries. Sharper was named Alcester man of the match.

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