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Barkers pushed to the limit
7:10pm Sunday 29th April 2012 in Rugby
RELEGATED Pershore Rugby Club pushed champions Barkers Butts close in a 32-23 Midlands Two West (South) defeat.
In the final league game of a disappointing campaign, Pershore began on the front foot with an AJ Hanson penalty on five minutes opening the scoring before the runaway leaders scored a converted try.
After another Hanson penalty, Pershore regained the lead with Karl Evans driving over and then Dave Hill popped to hooker Ben Humphries, who scored.
Andy Jenkinson added a well-taken try but Barkers had the final say in the half with a converted effort.
At 23-14 up, Pershore prop Alex Peel suffered a secondhalf sin-binning and Barkers closed the gap with a try and penalty. The second-frombottom hosts went from almost scoring to shipping a converted try and penalty.