PERSHORE opened their home campaign with a rip-roaring 84-19 beating of Hereford-based Greyhound.

The Piddle Park outfit racked up 12 converted tries in a dominant RFU Junior Vase performance.

Despite the scoreline, the visitors were no pushovers and played well throughout the match, scoring three tries at the end of the first half and threatened throughout.

The big difference was Pershore’s strength, pace and ability to execute once the initial breakthrough had been made.

Indeed, the home side used big runners to draw in the opposition and quick recycled balls from the forwards allowed them to move possession wide or run through the gaps to score.

Hard work from Martin Hope, Luke Hardiman, Greg Hitchcock in the forward line and Steve Holmes and Josh Hardiman in the backs created the platform for a steady stream of tries, with Ash White, Josh Hardiman, Hitchcock (2), Nick Creswick (2) and Calvin May (2) all contributing to the score.

Man of the match went to Dave Oliver with a personal tally of 44 points, including for four tries from half-back and a 100 per cent record with the boot from all over the park.

Next up for Pershore is a home clash against Coventry Welsh in the league.