THERE was a time when the Malvern captain for the day Jon Owen and wing Dave Beech played for the Hereford side in their glory days.


However, there was no sentiment shown as Malvern blew away Hereford including a four-try haul from Beech, in an injury affected match.

Playing up the slope in the first half against the breeze, Malvern took no time in opening up the account for the day when Richard Flemming, improving with every match, cut through the home defence to score. Minutes later a chip and chase by Beech got him started for the day. although very strong up front with three first teamer's in their ranks, once the likes of Owen, or Whitcombe had winkled the ball out, there was no stopping Malvern's backs.

Seconds later, with the ball whipped wide, wing Rob Young sprinted in for a try from just about the half way line. A thumping tackle from new South African prop Chris Alheit resulted in the Hereford second row Morris leaving the field wondering what had hit him!

Hereford briefly threatened the Malvern line, before a move went the length of the pitch for Bannister to score.

The referee had warned Malvern that he saw Hereford struggling and would see how long he would let the game go on for. Hereford spent large periods of time on the Malvern line, but time and again a turnover resulted in a length of the field try, as Beech (three), Young and Bruton, all capped length of the field efforts to keep the scoreboard busy.

Finally, after just 50 minutes the referee decided enough was enough as the Hereford side with now just 12 men remaining threw in the towel.