Dursley 41

Bredon Star 5

RESURGENT Dursley put Bredon Star to the sword.

Dursley shone some light on a dull day with a bright start spending the first ten minutes camped in the Bredon half.

It was no surprise when, following good forward play Jack Pinker picked the ball up from the base of a ruck, and with a deft show-and-go crossed for his first try of the season, which he then converted. Despite the home sides dominance, they failed to convert this into points, so it was a relief when following prolonged possession by the forwards Bailey crossed and Pinker converted to make it 14-0. Straight from the restart Dursley ran the ball back through the backs, the forwards were on hand with support to recycle the ball for Plumridge to score for a 19-0 half- time score.

From the restart Dursley ran the ball back into the visitor’s half with some slick forward play, a Bailey shake of the hips allowed him to cross for his second try, Pinker added the two point for 26-0. Dursley’s pack were now winning the ball at the scrum from their put in and Bredon’s, so on a wheeled scrum Chappell picked up and flopped over for 31-0, Pinker missing the difficult conversion. Bredon continued to play rugby and following a rare excursion into the home sides half they charged down an attempted clearance following some sloppy Dursley play.

With the weather closing in Dursley’s back line continued to run the ball at Bredon, the Pinker brothers linked up well at 9 and 10 Cole continued to punch holes at 12 and with Perrett crossing the game line with his trademark powerful runs it was no surprise when once again the forwards were set up for Chappell to grab a brace and take the score to 36-5. The backs finally got in on the try fest when the ball popped up from a ruck allowing Ford to run in from 10 meters for a final score of 41-5.

Both sides fielded teams of players throughout had come through their own youth systems, Bredon with 11 players and Dursley with 15 – showing a bright future for rugby in Gloucestershire.