RUGBY UNION - Redditch battle to third successive win at Five Ways - The Redditch Standard

RUGBY UNION - Redditch battle to third successive win at Five Ways

Redditch Editorial 18th Oct, 2023 Updated: 18th Oct, 2023   0

REDDITCH RFC battled to a hard-fought 14-5 win against Five Ways Old Edwardians as the Kingfishers recorded a third successive victory.

Tries from Nathan Marthews and Will Heath proved decisive while Archie Beddard kicked two conversions in a low-scoring affair at Ash Lane.

The result means Redditch sit fifth in the Counties 4 Midlands West (South) table, seven points behind leaders Birmingham Exiles.

Redditch scored the game’s first try after pushing Five Ways backwards at a five-metre scrum on the home side’s line, following Beddard’s deep kick, as Marthews touched down and the former converted.

And Heath then produced a moment of magic to put Redditch in command after he split the defensive line with a delicate grubber kick before diving on the bouncing ball under the sticks.

Beddard kicked the resulting conversion to send the Kingfishers into the break with a 14-point lead.

Scoring chances were at a premium in the second half as injuries to players in both teams disrupted the flow of the game.

Despite dominating possession, the visitors were unable to add to their lead before Lance Foggin crossed for Five Ways late on to deny the Kingfishers a shutout.

Redditch are next in action at home to Warley on Saturday, October 21 with kick-off at 3pm at Bromsgrove Road.

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