RUGBY: CELEBRATIONS took place across the weekend for Camp Hill rugby players after the team earned promotion into League One after defeating Old Silhillians 53-0.
Promotion means the team will renew old rivalries with Hereford, Stoke and Burton next season following a year of consistent performances on the pitch.
Saturday’s concluding game was no different. From kick off, the ball was collected by Rob Hill who made valuable ground before several passes allowed Robert Freeman to score between the posts.
Simon Edwards added the simplest of conversions to put Camp’s into a lead of 7-0 with the game barely one minute old.
With the game now settled into even possession, it took Camp Hill a further 13 minutes to break down Old Silhillians’ defence as Freeman scored his second try – Camp Hill now led 12-0.
Further tries from Lloyd Roberts and Matt Clarke saw Camp Hill lead 34-0 at half time.
The second half started with more of the same dominance from Camp Hill.
Lloyd Roberts scored his second try while Edwards converted to extend Hill’s lead to 41 points.
Only another eight minutes had gone by when Roberts’ off load to Rob Hunt provided another try – this time unconverted – to give an unbelievable score line of 46-0.
With but a couple of minutes left, Camp Hill’s forwards drove their opposition over their own line at a scrimmage for Rob Hill to score close in to enable Barney to have the last word by kicking the conversion that gave a final score of 53-0.