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Head coach delighted as Lichfield RUFC make it three wins in a row

Lichfield RUFC’s head coach has hailed his side after they claimed a third straight victory.

A gloomy Cooke Fields welcomed Whitchurch in a season which had seen the team revitalised by wins against Stourbridge and Sutton.

Hopes were high and the team did not disappoint as Tom Penzer-Adams crossed after just two minutes. The conversion was missed, but Lichfield’s tails were up. 

Charlie Milner replaced Jon Doubleday due to an injury just ten minutes into the game, however this seemed to have little effect on the Myrtle Greens and 11 minutes later Paul Maxwell-Keys crossed the line for the first of his two tries, the second coming just after the second half restart.

Ten minutes later Matt Cowley scored a great individual try and ten minutes after that Richard Burton added to the total. The conversion was good and Lichfield were well ahead.

But soon after they were caught napping and a powerful maul from Whitchurch saw Steve Brook gain the line and score.

After the restart there was 15 minutes of running rugby with neither side managing to break the line.

A short break for a Whitchurch head injury assessment rightly interrupted the play, before two tries came in quick succession from Dan Rowlands and Callum Turner to wrap up a 39-5 win.

Head Coach, Dan Hemingway said: “It was great to get a third win in a row.

“The boys have worked really hard defensively and it’s really shown through the last few weeks. 

“I thought Whitchurch fought really well with a very young side, they made life difficult for us first half and it took us some time to adapt.

“We are improving every week at adapting and that’s great to see.”

Lichfield’s next match is away to Droitwich on 12th October.

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