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Wednesday 21 November 2012 Updated: 21/11 15:08
Old Leamingtonians 55 Ledbury 14
HIGH-flying OLs maintained their Midlands Three West (South) title challenge by running in no fewer than nine tries against rock-bottom Ledbury at The Crofts on Saturday.
OLs, who remain second in the table just one point behind leaders Old Coventrians, signalled their intent by scoring two well worked tries inside the opening ten minutes.
The opener came from a rolling maul inside the Ledbury 22 which was finished by prop Mave Davies close to the posts.
Angus Rose converted and shortly after orchestrated a threequarters move that ended with outside centre Dave Canning bursting through the Ledbury defence to touch down.
Ledbury were having difficulty getting into the game and from good ball won by the forwards, second row Will Johnson scoreed OLs third try which was converted by Rose.
OLs continued to pile on the pressure and another fine threequarters enabled Canning to scythe through the retreating opposition and cross for his second try which Rose converted for a healthy 24-0 half time lead.
OLs strengthened their already considerable grip on the match by scoring twice in quick succession at the start of the second half through winger Dixon and centre Pete Smith, the latter being converted by Rose.
A five minute period of indiscipline and bad decisions allowed Ledbury to score two converted tries but this stung OLs back into action and winger Liam Wellings scored two tries, one of which was converted.
Another swift move saw full back Skene come into line and cross for the final try of the game which Rose converted.
Far too many knock-ons wasted many scoring chances but overall it was another good all-round OLs performance with second row Will Johnson and scrum half Toby Lord particularly prominent.
OLs visit fifth placed Kings Norton this Saturday.
OLs 2nds recorded a hard fought 16-10 Warwickshire Cup victory over Earlsdon at The Crofts on Sunday.
OLs, who led 13-5 at half time, scored tries through Neil Hall and Paul Salvin with Tom Smith and Tom Hyam kicking penalties.
The 3rds defeated Rugby Welsh 18-3 thanks to tries from Danny Fox and Niall Golden with Andy Hall slotting over two penalties and a conversion.
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