Alcester 52 Old Wheatleyans 14
Midlands Three West (South)
ALCESTER ran in eight tries to record their biggest win of the season so far on Saturday.
The outcome of the match was never in doubt as the hosts started the match emphatically, demonstrating their power and putting in some big tackles.
Old Wheatleyans missed an early penalty kick but from that point on Alcester were in the ascendancy and winger Lewis Walker was first to score. Going uphill, he outpaced the defence for a try that was converted by fly half Max Biltcliffe.
The visitors received a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on which spurred Alcester on to further extend their lead.
Centre Jamie Harland, who went on to be named man of the match, was next to score before his centre partner Jack Green gave Alcester a 19-0 lead.
The visitors pulled back a try just before the interval to make it 19-7 at half time and Old Wheats had their best spell of the game after the break, putting real pressure on Alcester, but the home side’s stout defence held out well.
A breakaway gave Harland his second try of the game and that score opened the floodgates as Alcester ran in four more tries. Green ran in two more to complete another hat-trick, with Old Wheatleyans scoring their second try in the middle of the home surge.
Excellent play from captain Jack Horton created a try for Alcester first team debutant Jason Donovan before scrum half Dan Marcus completed the try-scoring.
Alcester, who remain eighth despite their fourth league win, visit seventh placed Rugby St Andrews on Saturday. The 2nds host Coventry Welsh.