RUGBY UNION - Redditch's Shotbolt recognised for outstanding voluntary work - The Redditch Standard

RUGBY UNION - Redditch's Shotbolt recognised for outstanding voluntary work

Redditch Editorial 29th Sep, 2022 Updated: 29th Sep, 2022   0

REDDITCH RFC’s Volunteer Coordinator Emily Shotbolt has been recognised by the North Midlands RFU for her outstanding voluntary work.

Shotbolt’s tireless work raised £50,000 to ensure Ash Mooney was financially secure following his serious injury last year was recognised with an award presented by North Midlands RFU’s Senior Vice President Bill Worth.

On the pitch, Redditch suffered a heavy 53-12 defeat at home to Hereford II as the Kingfishers early season struggles continued.

Mitch Ferris and Matt Allen crossed for Redditch’s two tries as Hereford ran in four tries either side of the break at Bromsgrove Road.

The result means Redditch sit 10th in the Counties 4 Midlands West (South) table.

Hereford’s first team play five divisions above Redditch and many of the club’s second team players looked more than capable of challenging for a place in that squad.

Redditch made far too many errors in the first half as Hereford crossed four times including scores from a driving maul, a break and a powerful run down the left wing.

Despite these setbacks, Redditch showed plenty of fight and were rewarded when Ferris scored under the posts after some direct running and crisp handling with James Mills adding the extras.

Hereford responded with a pair of quickfire tries to halt Redditch’s momentum before two late scored added some gloss to the scoreline.

However, Redditch ended the game with their second try as Allen finished a fine driving move with the last play of the match.

Redditch are next in action against Trinity Guild on Saturday, October 15.


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