HEREFORD RFC have vowed to ‘put things right’ when they host basement side Kidderminster this weekend.
The Wyesiders saw a run of victories come to a sudden end when unforced errors cost them during a 29-20 defeat at Kenilworth last weekend.
Hereford were left punished for chasing the victory late in the tie leading to them missing a losing bonus point.
Coach Luke Fisher said: “It was a disappointing day on the road to come away with no points after that performance.
“Credit to the boys, they put everything in for 80 minutes, on occasions they looked very good and showed we can compete against the top teams.
“Tom Ewins led the team well and Callum Duncan had an excellent game both in the lineouts and generally around the park.
“We must remain positive and look forward to putting things right next week.”
Within the opening 10 minutes, Hereford conceded three kickable penalties, one of which was landed to give Kenilworth the lead.
The Wyesiders’ usually reliable defence looked a bit fragile and a number of missed tackles contributed to Kenilworth’s first try. The conversion increased their lead to 10 points and two further penalty goals gave them a useful 16-point lead as the half drew to a close.
Moments before the break Bryn Goodall weaved his way across the whitewash before converting to make it 16-7 at the break.
Now playing with the strong wind at their backs Hereford made a much better start to the second period.
A penalty goal from Goodall was cancelled out by Kenilworth before the Wyesiders struck with a second try.
This time Goodall was provider for Levi Hughes to cross the line.
Goodall made the conversion and reduced the Kenilworth advantage to two points.
The hosts responded and some pressure on the Hereford goal-line resulting in a second try.
Goodall landed a second penalty to take Hereford into losing bonus territory.
However, with moments left and in an attempt to win Hereford took a quick tap penalty and from the ensuing break down Kenilworth were awarded a penalty, which they converted to leave the visitors with no reward for their efforts.