Alcester 28 Bromyard 15
Midlands Three West (South)
ALCESTER prevailed in the battle of the newly-promoted teams on Saturday, putting their first points of the season on the board with a bonus point victory.
Immediately Alcester were on the front foot and it took them less than a minute to open the scoring through some good passing of the ball before Matt Alderman crossed the line and Frazer Jackson converted.
The score remained 7-0 for 25 minutes until Bromyard equalised after an attacking scrum on the 22m line.
Bromyard then took the lead through a penalty awarded due to a late tackle by George Green.
However, Alcester regained the lead before half time when Bromyard attempted to clear the ball but failed and Alcester passed the ball successfully through several pairs of hands for Alex Chiles to score and Jackson converted again.
Alcester extended their lead straight away in the second half through forward Phil Birks before Jackson continued his successful conversion attempts.
From a scrum on the 5m line, Jack Green then scored his first try of the season which was yet again converted.
George Green was sin-binned for a high tackle and Bromyard were able to take advantage of the extra man and scored the last try of the game but it was not enough to earn them any points.
Louis Smith was named man of the match for Alcester, who visit Coventry side Dunlop on Saturday.
ALCESTER 2nds were edged out 43-36 by Moseley Oak 2nds, who stood in after Coventry Tech cancelled the scheduled league fixture.
Alcester had to lend their opposition players and Francois Pienaar ended up scoring three tries in total – one for Alcester and two for Moseley Oak.
Director of rugby Stu Phillips played his first full game for Alcester, for whom man of the match was Jack Kendall.
The 2nds are scheduled to host AEI Rugby on Saturday in what would be their first league game of the campaign.