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Beech proud of Alcester's efforts at highest level yet

Liam Moakes 23rd Apr, 2018 Updated: 23rd Apr, 2018

Woodrush 54 Alcester 10

Midlands Three West (South)

DEPARTING head coach Keith Beech saluted Alcester’s efforts this season despite ending the campaign with a thumping defeat at a Woodrush side who ran in ten tries.

Beech and assistant Brett Allard are stepping down from their roles now the season has ended, with Alcester sitting fifth.

In their first season at this – their highest ever level – Alcester have impressed and secured 12 wins from their 22 matches.

After Saturday’s encounter in Wythall, Beech said: “I am sorry for not getting you the result we all wanted, but let’s not allow that to spoil a magnificent season.

“We smashed this league, against all odds! It’s been a blast!”

Woodrush were three tries up within the first ten minutes and scored another three before Alcester even got on the scoreboard.

Antony Cauvin scored the Red & Blacks’ first points, only for Woodrush to respond at the other end with the last score of the first half.

Woodrush had already won the game by the time the break came around with a 39-5 point lead.

However, it was half an hour before any points were scored in the second half until unsurprisingly Woodrush crossed the whitewash again.

The home side scored two more tries before Alcester bagged a last-minute consolation try through Jamie Harland.

Despite the thorough beating this has been a positive season for the Kings Coughton side, who are now on the lookout for a replacement for Beech, who has been a coach for more than ten years at Alcester, including six looking after the senior side which has been promoted twice under his guidance.

Anyone interested in filling the head coach or coaching team role should contact chairman Andy Flynn on 07923 436184 or email

Alcester will be playing a Keith Beech Testimonial Match where the man himself hopes to get his playing boots on one more time, followed by the annual rugby awards when another great season will be celebrated.


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