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Stratford 17 Solihull 44

SOLIHULL secured their first Midlands Two West win of the season as they comfortably beat a Stratford side that had not lost at home for over a year.

SOLIHULL secured their first Midlands Two West win of the season as they comfortably beat a Stratford side that had not lost at home for over a year.

After a sluggish start to the season, the team, inspired by Ed Emmett, finally pulled together to record an impressive win at Peacecroft.

The visitors took an early lead from an Emmett penalty and then added the extras to debutant full back Tom Daplyn's try.

Although Stratford pulled a score back from a penalty, Solihull were firmly in the ascendancy with the influence of new backs coach Richard Gee plain to see as Daplyn added his second.

A penalty try was awarded to Stratford, keeping them in touch but Solihull once again pulled clear with a try and second penalty from Emmett.

After the break, the visitors quickly wrapped up the match with Luke Smith profiting from a Stratford mistake to score under the posts.

Two further tries were added by Emmett who completed his hat-trick in fine style and although Stratford scored a consolation at the end, the convincing scoreline reflected the comfortable win.

Tomorrow Solihull play Walsall at The Portway.

 

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