September 26th, 2016

Impressive start continues for Camp Hill

CAMP Hill maintained their excellent start to the season in the Midlands 2 West (North) after beating Kidderminster Carolians 46-15 on Saturday.

The hosts made a slow start and after failing to deal with the kick-off they conceded a converted try within two minutes.

They were behind however for only ten minutes as player coach Stephen Halbert was given a scoring pass from flanker Harry Cunningham for a try, which Barney Edwards converted.

Camp Hill’s forwards now began to exert pressure and hookerAdam Willis took three consecutive strikes against the head, the third of which led to Rob Hill picking up at the base of the scrum and although he was stopped Cunningham was on hand to score the try.

The home side were in control of the line out and it was no surprise when skipper Mark Newton won the ball and was driven over for his seventh try of the season.

Although Camps led by three tries to one, missed conversions and a penalty conceded in front of their own posts just before the break meant the lead was only 17-10 at half time.

It was the backs who started things rolling in the second half when a long pass from replacement Dan Robinson gave winger Liam Lindsey and centre Mark Lisle the space to take the ball on before feeding the other winger Rob Freeman for an excellent try.

Almost immediately Robinson fielded a punt on halfway and sliced straight through the visitor’s defence to score a superb solo try under the posts, which Edwards converted.

Camps were now playing with an intensity that the opposition found irresistible and runs from Lindsey, Cunningham and replacement forward Austin Bolger pinned Kidderminster back on their own line and prop Ryan Large burst over for his first try of the season.

The visitors were driven straight back again from the kick off and this time it was Bolger who forced his way over for his first 1st XV try.

The levels of intensity understandably dropped with a 41-10 lead and Kidderminster were able to fashion a consolation try.

Fittingly, however, Camps had the final word when another excellent Robinson run and long pass to Lindsey gave the winger the chance to brush aside the full back and score the teams eight and final try in the corner.

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