Alcester vs Ledbury
Alcester looked like a new team on Saturday following last week's defeat and were able to secure a victory over Ledbury 23 - 12.
Alcester immediately took the front foot and were 5-0 up within the first few minutes. Phil Birks raced in unchallenged from 30 metres out after picking up the ball from the base of a scrum.
Captain, Jack Horton, was held up over the line a few minutes later as Alcester started with the same momentum as they did last week.
In a busy first 10 minutes Ledbury's fly half was yellow carded for a high tackle. From the penalty that was awarded Alcester turned down the kicking opportunity but from the resulting scrum and two phases afterwards Jack Horton was now successful in gaining a try and doubled his team's score.
Ledbury put on their first proper attack of the game and they were rewarded with a score under the posts.
After half an hour following persistent infringement by Ledbury another player was sin binned followed five minutes later by Alcester's Jamie Harland.
With the wind and slope at their back the momentum of the game had now changed and the visitors scored from a catch and drive off of a line out taking them ahead, 10-12
Ledbury received their third yellow card of the half but they went into the break with the lead after an entertaining first 40 minutes.
In the opening minutes of the second half Dan Marcus ran over half the length of the pitch down the left wing after a turn over ball to score and take Alcester ahead again.
Alcester were back on top. Alex Chiles came close to scoring before Ben Hope, now playing at centre, did.
Hope then kicked a penalty, Alcester’s only successful kick of the game.
Last season's captain, Jack Green, was awarded Man of the Match.
Alcester take this improved performance and look hopeful towards next Saturday's away game against Manor Park.