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Bromsgrove RFC completed their away fixture list with probably the best performance of the season so far! Certainly their best performance against a side contending for a top half finish. They did the double over Scunthorpe, and obtained the maximum points return with a try bonus point. The Director of Rugby, Dan Protherough must have been very pleased as it would seem the side have been working hard on their kick off routines both on delivery and reception. Unusually the kick off duties were handed over to Dave Lewis, and what a difference it made, particularly in the windy conditions. However after a bright start to the match from Scunthorpe, James Upton punted the ball down field for a home throw lineout which Scunthorpe got horribly wrong, and from the ensuing free kick Phil Horton launched a good attack, the ball moved left and then back inside, and when the tackle was made, the referee saw an infringement by a home player, and Critchlow converted the penalty. Bromsgrove challenged for and won the kick off and after some good passing amongst the forwards the ball was slipped to Lewis in another promising move without the result Bromsgrove wanted. The home side were to level the scores, when a scrum was adjudged to have been pulled down by the Bromsgrove front row. Steve Johnson converted the penalty for Scunthorpe. Bromsgrove came back immediately and when a defender held on in the tackle Critchlow was on target again to punish the error. With the wind at their back, the visitors were enjoying great field position and pinned Scunthorpe back. On the 30 minute mark they briefly entered the Bromsgrove half after a speculative grubber kick ricocheted off a Scunthorpe centre, gave them possession and with all the Bromsgrove backs in the attack, managed to run eighty metres out of defence. Bromsgrove got back and prevented any score. Back came Bromsgrove with a lovely move that saw Millen heading for the line, only to be brilliantly tackled a few metres short. Bromsgrove were applying all the pressure, and eventually scored their first try, after some crafty work by the inventive Critchlow. Having been awarded a kickable penalty, he conned Scunthorpe into thinking he was going for goal, but instead took a quick tap, and the forwards battered their way to the try line with captain Paul Norris, who had one of his best games of the season, touching down for a try converted by Critchlow for a 3-13 scoreline. There followed a purple patch of rugby, that few teams could have resisted.  Bromsgrove’s training ground kick off routines showed through as straight from the receipt of the kick off the ball was moved out to the backs, Critchlow broke the defensive line and fed Lewis, who had too much speed for his opponent and scored a brilliantly worked try in the left hand corner. The score moved to 3 – 18 as the conversion was missed. Bromsgrove scored again from the ensuing kick-off; a great take from Norris, and great carries from Matt Edgar and Jamie Tsang, saw Phil Horton stretching for the try to round off a 75 metre attack. The wind defeated the kick, and the referee wound up the first half with Bromsgrove almost out of sight and with the try bonus point win within touching distance. Half time score was 3 – 23.

The second half of the match started with Bromsgrove winning the kick off and promptly started attacking. Scunthorpe repulsed two or three good attacks, and Bromsgrove were unlucky not to see Lewis score in the left hand corner. It was all Bromsgrove for the first 15 minutes.  It was great to see the lineout working so well, especially in the windy conditions, and the visitors were relishing the great ball. Stand in Scrum half Richard Mahoney thrived on the surfeit of possession, and marshalled the forwards well, as they drove and handled the ball really well.
Scunthorpe were starved of the ball for the first 20 minutes, but eventually they found a way into the Bromsgrove half and this first visit resulted in a Colin Chapman try.  Scunthorpe raised their game, and when Sam Montieri was given a yellow card for killing the ball on 59 minutes Scunthorpe opted for the scrum and Tom Foster took advantage, darted down the blind side and reached the try line.  The try was converted by Steve Johnson.
Again Bromsgrove won the kick off and worked the ball well through the forwards, all of whom were having outstanding games.  When the ball came out to the backs a try looked to be the certain, but the outstretched hand of James Passmore was adjudged to be a deliberate knock on, brought a yellow card to the defender, and a penalty to Bromsgrove. From the lineout, well taken in the wind by Horton, The Bromsgrove pack trundled towards the try line, as the packs crashed to the ground over the try line everyone, except the man that mattered, believed a try had been scored.  Scunthorpe had dodged a bullet!  They punted down field in search of points to claw their way back into this game, but when they were awarded a penalty for offside in the backs, Steve Johnson’s kick, though signalled as good by both touch judges, was denied by the referee.  The score remained 15 – 23. It remained at this for the next 8 minutes, as both sides produced some superb rugby in search of more points.  Bromsgrove appeared the fitter side, and Dan Protherough used his bench well to keep the pressure on Scunthorpe. The visitors camped in the Scunthorpe 22, and following another great lineout catch and drive, the Bromsgrove no 8 Horton got the bonus point try the team’s performance deserved. The conversion was wayward, but it didn’t really matter, the better side won comfortably, and in some style. Bromsgrove’s defending was also very solid, and if they take this kind of form into the last match against promoted South Leicester, a thrilling match is in prospect. Final score Scunthorpe RUFC 15, Bromsgrove RFC 28.

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National 3 Midlands

Congratulations Scunthorpe and Hinckley (after the play off vs Wirral) on gaining promotion to National 2.

Pos Club P W D L F A Diff TB LB Pts
1 Scunthorpe 26 23 0 3 766 343 423 14 2 108 C
2 Hinckley 26 22 1 3 790 343 447 16 2 108P
3 Old Halesonians 26 18 0 8 630 408 222 13 6 91
4 Peterborough Lions 26 15 0 11 593 464 129 10 4 69
5 Nuneaton 26 14 0 12 573 463 110 8 5 69
6 Syston 26 13 0 13 538 562 -24 11 4 67
7 Birmingham & Solihull 26 13 0 13 500 475 25 8 6 66
8 Longton 26 11 1 14 530 577 -47 12 3 61
9 Bromsgrove 26 12 0 14 559 670 -111 8 3 59
10 Sandbach 26 11 0 15 546 591 -45 9 4 57
11 Lichfield 26 9 0 17 600 683 -83 12 7 55
12 Old Northamptonians 26 9 0 17 498 702 -204 6 7 49 R
13 Newport (Salop) 26 8 0 18 451 738 -287 6 0 38 R
14 Sutton Coldfield 26 3 0 23 412 967 -555 3 4 19 R



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