RUGBY UNION - Alcester RFC win first away game of season at Southam - The Redditch Standard

RUGBY UNION - Alcester RFC win first away game of season at Southam

Redditch Editorial 7th Dec, 2021 Updated: 8th Dec, 2021   0

ALCESTER RFC claimed their first away win of the season with a hard-fought 15-7 success against Southam thanks to second-half tries from Jack Green and Alex Chiles.


Green and Chiles both touched down in the second period after Ed Gough’s penalty was the only score in the first-half.


The home side crossed for their only try in the closing stages as Alcester held on to secure a crucial victory on the road.


And the win means Alcester now sit fourth in the Midlands 3 West (South) table having won back-to-back games for the first time since the opening two weeks of the season.


Alcester took an early three-point lead when Gough kicked the half’s only points inside the opening 10 minutes.


In a game that lacked continuity due to the home side only having one match ball available – it was Alcester who eventually crossed for the game’s first try.


Green broke through the Southam defence with 65 minutes on the clock and raced under the posts to give Gough an easy conversion.


And the away side soon had their second try when Chiles sprinted away from his opposite number having only recently been introduced from the bench.


Despite Southam scoring a converted try of their own – Alcester held firm to claim an eight-point victory and their sixth win in nine matches this season.


Alcester are next in action at home to Stoke Old Boys on Saturday, December 11 with kick-off at 2:15pm with the game marking the club’s annual President’s Day.


And Alcester’s second team were also in action this past weekend as they suffered a 33-7 defeat against Spartans.


The match was arranged at short notice after original league opponents Southam failed to fulfil the fixture handing Alcester the victory.


And Alcester made a superb start when Neil Goodrich offloaded to Luke Spencer who produced a powerful finish before converting his own try inside the opening 10 minutes.


However, that converted try would represent Alcester’s only score of the match as they conceded 33 unanswered points to eventually suffer a disappointing defeat.

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