A cold but clear morning at the Old Memorial ground made for an excellent game of rugby between mid table sides Veseyans and Kidderminster. Veseyans started the game well with some strong scrummaging centre field, immediately putting Kidderminster on the back foot, however the away side managed to keep themselves structured in defence leading only to one penalty which was kicked by the trusty left boot of fly half Sam Irvine.

Veseyans came again immediately after the penalty with a well worked driving maul from a line out which then released the backs and allowed winger Joe Williams to pick a superb line, beating both the centres and the full back to score in the corner. Kidderminster however didn’t give up and came back with a well worked try by the forwards to bring them back in the game.

The remainder of the first half was then a tight encounter for both teams with some great full flowing rugby to please the crowd. Kidderminster were then again rewarded for their efforts on the stroke of half time with another try which took them into the lead at the interval.

The second half picked up where the first half ended as both teams tried to break each other down, but this time Veseyans were rewarded for their efforts with another try for Williams after an initial break from scum half Will Slattery lead to some magnificent hands from the backs and another seven points.

The emphasis in the final quarter of the match was very much on attack as both teams searched for the victory. A few loose passes in the final third of the pitch however gifted Kidderminster with a break away try which gave them the momentum they needed and shortly after scored another, subsequent to some good offloading from the forwards.

Veseyans finished strongly in the last few minutes but were only rewarded with a penalty on the ten metre line, which again was kicked by Irvine to at least allow the home side to come away with a losing bonus point.

Hippy