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3rd Colin Stevenson

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3rd Keith Udy

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Summer Ball 2016

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Finstall Park was bathed in sunshine for the clash of two of the unbeaten team in National 3 Midlands and Bromsgrove took on Hinckley, the defeated play-off finalists from last season’s campaign.  Although Hinckley ended up winning the match, it was the hosts that looked the better side from the kick off, as they attacked from the start and from a period of good play earned a penalty as they rattled the visitors. Right in front of the post, the usually reliable Critchlow missed the opportunity.  Hinckley have a dominant pack of forwards, but for the first ten minutes or so they made no significant impression in the scrum, it was only after Kev Salisbury went off with a calf muscle injury did their dominance begin the tell and the penalty count started to climb. Hinckley went on the attack only for excellent defending to keep them out. Tom Hunt found himself on the end of a complicated passing move involving all the backs and touched down which Critchlow converted to give Bromsgrove a deserved lead of 7-0 after 15 minutes.
Hinckley responded straight away when Mark Lord converted a penalty after 16 minutes for an offence at the scrum.  Rob Teare, the referee then awarded Hinckley a penalty try, when Bromsgrove appeared to offer no resistance to a catch and drive by Hinckley close to the home try line which was converted by Lord for a 7 – 10 lead. There followed a period of stalemate as good defending by both sides frustrated scoring opportunities.
After the break Bromsgrove got the first points of the half with a penalty to make it 10 all after Hinckley were guilty of a foolish intervention.  However the home side were also guilty of basic errors and Joe Glover first kicked a long range penalty to put the visitors 10-13  ahead. Lord was guilty of missing an easy penalty shot as again Hinckley dominated the scrum, but the next score did eventually go to Hinckley when Glover cut through the defence to score next to the posts converted by Lord.  The momentum was shifting in Hinckley’s favour when Mitch Lamb slipped through the defence near the posts for another converted try making the score 10-27. The game was slipping away from Bromsgrove, but the next try was delightfully finished off by Dave Lewis, who got the ball 30 metres out and with three defenders to beat drew them out and sidestepped brilliantly inside them all to touch down under the posts.  This gave the supporters a glimmer of hope that something could be salvaged from the game, but Hinckley showed great resilience and with their captain Alex Salt carrying the ball really well from no 8 gave Bromsgrove little ball.  It was Ben Avent who had the last word coming up from a pile of bodies to score and give Hinckley the bonus point win their forwards deserved.  So, although Bromsgrove lost the match 17-34 there was much to be learned from the game.  Bromsgrove gave first starts to Lewis Arnold in the second row and Mike McPherson at openside, who both will have learned much about the pace and power of National 3 rugby. We also welcomed back Craig Mortelmans who will surely have much to offer to Bromsgrove backline this season.
Hinckley move to the top of the table with the bonus point win and Bromsgrove remain in 4th place 1 point behind Lichfield who are the Boars next opponents on the 3rd October.

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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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