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Late surge seals game

TWO tries in the final ten minutes ensured that Camp Hill enjoyed the victory they deserved, while at the same time making great strides in avoiding relegation.

Midlands Division 1 West
Camp Hill 30 - 15 Stratford

TWO tries in the final ten minutes ensured that Camp Hill enjoyed the victory they deserved, while at the same time making great strides in avoiding relegation.

Ben Simon went over for Camps after they had conceded an earlier try themselves, before running 70m for his second of the day minutes later.

Stratford got another try and penalty before half time to level the scores, and the score remained at 15-15 until 72 minutes, when he all important break-through came.

Rob Obeng-Manu went over for a try converted by Ian Briggs, before the impressive Simon bagged his hat-trick of tries to seal the points.

Midlands 2 West (North)
Old Saltleians 36 - 8 Ludlow

SALTS guaranteed their second-place position in the league after beating Ludlow on a bright and wintery afternoon.

The game began tight with both teams grabbing a penalty, before Tom Lee went over in the first half.

The points came flowing in the second half after Lee went over early doors. Lee Cotton, Dan Fentham and Lee against all added tries.

Midlands 2 West (South)
Old Coventrians 23 - 15 Berkswell & Balsall

OLD Coventrians beat an out of sorts Berkswell with a powerful performance and four well crafted tries.

The margin of victory would have been more, but for a spirited late rally by B’s - which saw Mark Connors grab two tries in the final four minutes - and four missed conversion kicks by the home side.

Berkswell’s tackling and passing was generally poor and their pack for once struggled to dominate, particularly in the loose.

Midlands Division 3 West (North)
Old Yardleians 13 - 23 Burntwood

OY’s missed out on an opportunity to reverse an earlier league defeat to Saturday’s visitors Burntwood.

They lost mainly due to uncharacteristic defensive lapses and crucial failures to capitalise on point-scoring opportunities.

Mickey Brennan got Old Yardleians only try of the game.

Midlands West 4 (South)
Birmingham Exiles 6 - 13 Pinley

BIRMINGHAM Exiles early concession of a try against Pinley probably cost them at least a share of the spoils against the Coventry outfit.

E’s had enough possession to have gained some reward, being on the right end of a huge penalty tally. But, for one reason or another, they once more failed to make it count on the scoreboard. Two penalty goals for Exiles came from Dan Johnstone.

Ladies

Leodiensians 7 - 22 Camp Hill

CAMP Hill are just one game away from the National title after their victory over their opponents from Leeds on Sunday.

After a half which ended in no points being scored, Camps found their 5th gear in the second as their superior skill and fitness brought points.

Rebecca Morgan, Kath Adie, Karen Coleman and full back Kath Hamilton all crossed the line.

 

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