Will Beddows helps resurgent Shrews put the boot in
Head coach Simon Evitts has hailed Will Beddows for an impressive kicking display as Shrewsbury thrashed Barton-under-Needwood 66-0.
Beddows landed eight conversions as Evitts’s charges racked up their third win on the spin in Midlands 3 West North.
Rob Sankey grabbed three tries, Liam Deery and Tom Dixon got two apiece and JJ Lowrie-Herz, Tim Andrews and Nathan Hardwick managed one each.
“It was a good all-round performance,” said Evitts.
“We went into it fully prepared, we didn’t underestimate Barton even though they are bottom of the table.
“We got 10 tries and eight conversions, and kept it at zero at the back. Will was great – our man of the match, and the opposition gave him man of the match as well.
“Looking at the league table before the game, Barton had only scored a few less points than us. We were ruthless, clinical, which was good to see.”
Shrewsbury are now seventh out of 12 teams in the league. They have won four games and lost three this season.
Evitts added: “We have taken maximum points from our last three games.
“It was 37-0 at half-time and at that point, it can go one of two ways. You can get a bit complacent or you can see the job through, and we managed to get some more points so that was really pleasing.”
In Midlands 4 West North, Market Drayton beat Yardley & District 24-13, moving up to seventh.
Bishops Castle & Onny Valley are now third in Midlands 5 West North after a 33-27 defeat at Linley.
Oswestry failed to put the brakes on leaders Winnington Park who made it a perfect 10 wins in South Lancs and Cheshire Two, with a 24-5 home success.
Manager Martin Ord said: “I take my hat off to the Oswestry players that played with heart, discipline and a fervour that I have not seen in many a game.”