26th Aug, 2019

Harbury torn apart by Claverdon heading into penultimate two games of Midlands 4 West (South) season

Ben Tyler 1st Apr, 2019

HARBURY RFC were put to the sword after a devastating second-half of rugby from Claverdon condemned them to a 43-3 loss in Midlands 4 West (South).

The visitors had been good value throughout the first-half with the scoreline locked at 0-0 approaching half-time, with neither side able to force a breakthrough.

That is until five minutes before half-time, when the hosts made an interception and quickly sprinted to to the opposite end of the pitch for a converted try.

Momentum in one single move shifted in favour of Claverdon, who ensured they held a 10-0 lead at half-time following a penalty just before the break.

From there, they continued in the same vein in the second-half, controlling the play and extending their lead further.

Harbury’s sole score of the game arrived via Ricky Alford’s penalty, but it did little to prevent their humbling afternoon.

Recent results mean that Harbury need to get back on track in their final two matches, with one win from either Coventrians at home on Saturday, or away to Greyhound the following weekend, being enough to secure their status in the division.

Coventrians won the crunch battle near the bottom against Greyhound, leaving them a point ahead of Harbury, and five ahead of their opponents – who have one game left to play.

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