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Barbarians lose out

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 12 December 2012 Updated: 12/12 18:43

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Stourport 51 Birmingham Barbarians 5

Midlands Five West (North)

A VERY young and inexperienced Birmingham Barbarians outfit made the journey to Stourport on Saturday and came out second best despite some solid individual performances.

The visitors started brightly with Ben McGuire spurning an early penalty chance and other opportunities falling just short.

A breakaway unconverted try from the hosts on 15 minutes was cruel justice on the Barbarians who kept battling with centre Pete Maddon outstanding as well as scrum half Jordan Russell and full back Luke Todd also impressing.

Stourport added three further tries in the five minutes before the break to go in 22-0 ahead but Barbarians came out with all guns blazing in the second half and dominated the opening exchanges.

A burrowing try from ten-yards from hooker Dave Lawley after severe forward pressure got the visitors on the scoreboard as the clocked ticked over to 50 minutes.

It looked as though skipper Roy Fisher’s charges would be capable of building on that but Stourport hit back almost immediately with a touchdown to preserve their lead.

The hosts scored a flurry of late tries as Barbarians tired but it was a valiant effort from a team that is still very much learning the ropes.

To find out more about the club visit www.bhambarbarians.co.uk or contact Dave Lawley on 07745 057936.

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