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25th Jan, 2022

RUGBY UNION - Alcester run in seven tries to secure comfortable win against Rugby St Andrews

CAPTAIN Max Biltcliffe led the way with two tries as Alcester RFC secured a 43-5 win against Rugby St Andrews to maintain their perfect home record.

 

Biltcliffe and Lewis Walker both crossed twice with Antony Cauvin, Ed Gough and Jack Green also dotting down for Alcester in a dominant victory.

 

And the visitors finished the game with 14-men after they received a straight red card midway through the second-half.

 

The win means Alcester are now fifth in the Midlands 3 West (South) having won all five of their matches on home soil this season.

 

Despite an unexpected flurry of snow prior to kick-off – Alcester made a fast start as Cauvin and Biltcliffe both touched down.

 

And the home side soon had their third try when Jamie Harlan’s break set-up Gough who converted his own score.

 

Rugby St Andrews responded with a try of their own from close range after some sustained pressure on the Alcester line which saw Phil Birks sent to the sin bin for an accumulation of penalties.

 

But Alcester would score their bonus point try before the interval when Biltcliffe grabbed his second from a well-worked lineout much to the delight of coach David Miles.

 

And the hosts still had time to add to their lead when Walker outsprinted several defenders before scoring in the corner with Gough converting from the touchline to hand Alcester a 29-5 lead at the break.

 

Alcester picked up where they left off in the second-half when Walker finished close to the posts following good work from Robbie Parker with the visitors a man light after their fly-half received a yellow card.

 

And the away side were soon permanently reduced to 14 players when a red card was brandished for the use of feet on a player at the ruck.

 

Jack Green scored Alcester’s seventh and final try late on to complete a resounding win and leapfrog Rugby in the table.

 

Alcester are next in action away at Southam on Saturday, December 4 at 2:15pm at The Rugby Field.

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