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Bletcher: Kenilworth win was best yet
8:00am Friday 12th October 2012 in Local
UPBEAT head coach Ian Bletcher hailed Kidderminster Carolians’ first-half display as they saw off Kenilworth in the Midlands Two West (South).
KCs were in stunning form at Marlpool Lane as they raced into a 19-0 half-time lead.
While spirited Kenilworth battled back, KCs record their second league win of the campaign.
“It was a game of two halves but our first-half performance was the best we have played all season,” enthused Bletcher.
“Kenilworth were complimentary about us afterwards but they said they hadn’t been at their best in the first period but I think that was down to how we played rather than them.
“What made me happy the most was the fact we had a lot of former players at our vice-presidents’ day and they really enjoyed our style of rugby.
“I don’t think the league has given us our dues yet that but I think that works in our favour.”
KCs take a break from the league to go to Wolverhampton in the second round of the RFU Intermediate Cup on Saturday.
The unbeaten Black Country outfit are top of the Midlands Division Two West (North). They are also coached by Richard Port, who had a brief spell at KCs several years ago.
Bletcher said: “We don’t know a lot about Wolverhampton but I hope that twins Chris and Alex Baldwin continue their good form.
“They were excellent against Kenilworth and I think having twins playing together adds a bit of extra competition.
“Arthur Chiverton and Carl Whitehouse also showed we have good competition in the replacements.
“It’s important we try and build on Saturday’s win and hopefully we can do that at Wolverhampton.”
Nick Martin is set to return after missing Saturday’s clash.