COMICAL refereeing spoiled Malvern RFC's holiday trip to Longlevens.

A Malvern side selected from all three club teams visited the Gloucestershire side for a Christmas friendly.

From the outset the hapless official made wrong decisions and missed many basic elements of the game.

Malvern started with confidence, working the ball well and probing the home defence until a beautifully judged cross field kick put Will Clee in at the corner for a fine try.

The visitors continued to dominate the first-half in the face of a spirited Longlevens defence, but were frustrated time and again by the referee.

A superior Malvern changed ends with only the single score to show for their efforts.

The referee capped his slapstick performance by getting himself trapped in a ruck in the second-half.

The decision making reached farcical proportions when Christian Edwards was sin-binned for an offence that occurred several yards away from him.

Adam Dixon sealed the win with two penalties and the hosts scored a late consolation try.