23rd Apr, 2021

Harbury grit it out for a draw in Pershore

Ben Tyler 7th Feb, 2019

HARBURY RFC returned from their visit to Pershore with a crucial three points as they drew 24-24 against their rivals.

Both sides claimed four tries apiece; Ed Benksin with a double, Mark Anderson and Chris Milburn all crossed the whitewash for Harbury, while Anderson successfully kicked two conversions.

Pershore opened the scoring and rushed over the line, before overturning the pressure and drawing level through Benskin after Will Godwin’s mazy run.

The hosts forced a pushover try from a 5-metre scrum in response, almost adding a second minutes later, but Harbury stood firm and went in level at the break after Milburn’s unstoppable run.

That would send the visitors into the ascendancy and force real pressure in the attacking third, but they were unable to make it count as Pershore countered and captured a fourth try.

Milburn demonstrated fantastic pace and power to level at 17 all, before Benskin added his second try, Anderson’s conversion giving Harbury a 24-17 lead.

A final ten minutes of pressure followed from the hosts, scoring a converted try that ended the game in a stalemate – with both sides deserving of the points in a whirlwind game.

Harbury head back on their travels a week on Saturday (16th) when they face bottom-side Redditch.

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