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Pimlow and co on fire for Upton
12:20pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
UPTON started their pre-season with a comfortable 109-8 victory over Birmingham Wyvern.
The game was organised due to a family connection, allowing Upton to try out the new scrum engagement laws and put their systems into place.
Relegated to Midlands Three West (South) last season, they had a few players unavailable, particularly in the backs, but had almost their full-strength forward line-up.
Wyvern were unable to cope with the power and physicality of Upton’s pack, particularly Chris O’Neil, Max Macfarlane and Charlie Abbey.
With young back row Rich Clive like a terrier at every breakdown, Upton won their fair share of ball.
The electric pace of Alex Pimlow and Martin Muleko ensured a try-scoring feast.
At half-time, wing Muleko had scored three tries and Pimlow went over for seven by the end.
Matt Dunwell, Macfarlane, O’Neil, Joe Ayres, Dan Harknett and debutant Luke Sheppard, signed from Worcester, also scored. O’Neil slotted 12 conversions.
Upton have a North Midlands Shield game at Kidderminster Carolians on September 7.