Alcester RFC started the year as they mean to go on by securing a 25-7 victory over bottom of the league Bedworth on Saturday.

It had been three weeks since Alcester’s emphatic 15-12 win over league leaders Rugby St. Andrews but the festive break had done little to alter Alcester’s winning ways.

Despite six league places between the two sides, Alcester weren’t to get too complacent as Bedford narrowly beat the Kings Coughton side 21-20 earlier in the season, being their only victory so far this season.

However, Ed Gough helped his side get into the lead with two successful penalty kicks within the opening 15 minutes.

Jamie Harland added to his growing try tally for the season as he was the first to cross the whitewash on the afternoon. Gough slotted the extras.

Less than five minutes later, Bedworth hit back and got their first points on the board with a try of their own and they were too successful with the conversion.

Alcester increased their lead with a try just before half time courtesy of scrum half, Will Silk and went into the break 18-7 ahead.

The second half was slow and scrappy, the Christmas break taking its toll on both sides as the teams tired through the physicality.

Harland added his second try but Alcester were denied of a bonus point try as the referee over ruled the touch judge’s decision to deem Lewis Walker in touch before grounding the ball.

Alcester will hope to continue their winning streak when they welcome top three side Berkswell and Balsall at the weekend.

Final score Bedworth RFC 7 - 25 Alcester RFC

Report submitted by Alcester RFC