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Stourbridge 41 Leicester Lions 3
1:17pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Stourbridge RFC
STOURBRIDGE produced one of their best performances of the season to brush aside Leicester Lions.
An outstanding defensive display, coupled with some swift attacking play, proved too much for the sorry visitors.
Sam Baker created the opening try when he stripped the ball from an isolated opponent and began a counter-attack which was finished by Jamie Hearn.
Leicester hit back with a penalty but that proved their only highlight as Pete White darted through a gap straight from the restart for try number two.
Hearn added the conversion and another penalty before Stour’s driving maul began to make hay and Stewart Pearl touched down after an attacking lineout and drive.
The Saxons had Will Hurrell sin-binned just before the break but they had already increased the lead through Hearn’s second try before the centre returned.
Hurrell made up for his absence by scoring after a pass from Caolan Ryan and James Rodley added the sixth and final try after another lineout catch and drive.
Speaking afterward, head coach Mike Umaga said: “After struggling with some interpretations last week we talked about composure and the need to work with the match officials, we knew Leicester would come at us hard and try it on but credit to the referee he handled it well.
“Our pack's efforts wore them down and we were able to capitalize on that in the second half.
“The boys can be really proud of their defensive work and I thought Pete White in particular had a splendid all round game.”