A dominant and physical Old Halesonians side beat Worcester 32-7 at the first home game of the league.

From the first whistle, the home side controlled play but didn’t break Worcester’s defence until the 17th minute after a series of flowing moves amongst the backs, Captain Carl Robinson went over the line to score the try, converted by Luke Fenton.

Despite having the majority of the control, Worcester’s defence held strong for the rest of the half despite going down to 14 men as a player was sent to the sin bin.  Old Hales managed to capitalise on this when wing-forward Adam Clayton crashed over for a try to make the score 12-0.

Just before half time, Worcester managed to kick the ball through and score under the posts, despite being against the flow of play to make the half time score 12-7.

Into the second half, an attack by Worcester led to a high tackle by prop, Matt Young for which he spent 10 minutes in the sin bin.

This did not deter Old hales who continued to dominate the play and after lots of attacking moves, Worcester gave a penalty away which Fenton kicked to make the score 15-7.

Again more attacking play be Old Halesonians allowed prop Tim Daley to score a try, converted again by Fenton to make the score 22-7.

Both sides were now experiencing injuries due to the physicality of the game.  Old Hales played through their injuries and after some great play between forwards and backs allowed winger, Luke Smith to score in the corner to make the score 27-7.

Worcester felt the pressure with lots of line-outs and scrums and the last score of the match came from scrum half Jamie Keen when the ball popped out from the back of a scrum and he was able to score with no opposition to make the final score 32-7.

It was a good performance by Old Halesonians and has identified things to focus on in training to bring to next weeks home game against Stoke on Trent.  Kick off 15.00.

Report submitted by Old Halesonians