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Promotion-chasers see off Woodrush

By Liam Moakes 21/02 Updated: 21/02 15:40

WOODRUSH got no change out of promotion-chasing Shipston on Saturday as the home team eased to a 22-5 victory.

That said, the visitors could count themselves unlucky as they had to contend with the worst of the elements as Shipston completed a Midlands Three West (South) double over them.

Woodrush were forced to play up the slope and into the driving rain in the first half and this was when the damage was done as they found themselves three tries in arrears by the turnaround and trailing 17-0.

The inclement weather abated in the second half, which helped the home side, and they scored another try early on, somewhat against the run of play.

The remainder of the match was dominated by Woodrush, albeit with only a Titch Thomas try to show for their efforts, as prop Gary McGrann and centre Dan Ashburn - visiting for a short break from his home in Thailand - were brought on and made a real difference to the Woodrush attacks.

However, second placed Shipston defended their lines resolutely and held on for a well deserved victory and now seem set to secure the runners-up spot and with it promotion.

Woodrush dropped a place to sixth and tomorrow play their league match at home to Keresley which was postponed on February 4.

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