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April & May 2016 Draw Results

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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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On a day when much was expected from the England rugby team, it was a depleted Bromsgrove RFC team that provided much joy for the loyal band of supporters who travelled to Cooke Fields. Lichfield were one of only three sides to achieve the double against Bromsgrove last season, and the memory of the away defeat loomed large as  Lichfield started brightly and if it wasn’t for the timely intervention of Tom Hunt who prevented Goodhew from grounding the ball Bromsgrove would have been 5 points down in the opening minutes.  Scoring opportunities were limited for the next ten minutes as both teams sought weaknesses in each other’s defences.  Bromsgrove were the first to concede a kickable penalty, but Cotterhill missed it.  Chris Danks took on the kicking duties for Bromsgrove and he also missed a kickable penalty after Lichfield were guilty of holding on in the tackle.  He made up for it a minute later, when he fooled the Lichfield defenders with a lovely show and go, after a great build up by the forwards.  The Lichfield defenders bought his dummy, and his speed took him through the gap his guile created and he sped in under the posts to give himself an easy conversion. 0 -7 to Bromsgrove.  The visitors had their tails up and launched some good attacks, but couldn’t get over the line.  Lichfield were starting to hit their straps and their forwards disrupted the Bromsgrove scrum, ripped the ball from the ensuing maul and Aspley timed his pass brilliantly for Cotterhill coming through at pace.  He took on all the Bromsgrove defending back line and his excellent line took him clean through.  His conversion didn’t match the quality of the try and the scored stayed at 5 -7.  Not for long though as the Lichfield eight were starting to dominate the scrum and from another turnover Paul Maxwell-Keys touched down to give the home side the lead 10-7.  Lichfield pushed hard for another score before the end of the half but Maxwell-Keys missed the chance when it looked easier to score than not!
Lichfield were first out the tunnel for the second half, and a changed Bromsgrove team, who had brought on all their subs due to injuries to Lewis, Malins and Arnold trooped out fearing the worst.  However this team seems to thrive in adversity, and took the game to Lichfield forcing them into mistakes and making hard yards and good breaks at regular intervals.  From one such break, it looked as though Phil Horton was set for a 40 metre sprint to the line only to be tap tackled as he appeared to have broken free.  Both sides tried to run the ball from deep, but handling errors proved costly. Upton put Bromsgrove ahead after a sustained period of forward pressure yielded an opportunity which he seized to give Bromsgrove back the lead at 10-12.  Mahoney had come on and resumed his usual spot as goal kicker, but he didn’t find his range with the conversion attempt.  Shortly after this James Shewell damaged his shoulder and left the field on a stretcher. With no subs left Bromsgrove went down to fourteen men.  Even so it was Bromsgrove who scored next. Following a controlled period of slow but purposeful advances the boars earned a penalty.  Mahoney put the ball into the corner, and after another series of controlled rucks Phil Horton crashed over giving Mahoney an easy conversion attempt which gave him great confidence and brought the score to 10 -19.  The game was finely poised, but in an eight minute period where Bromsgrove temporarily went down to thirteen men Lichfield scored two more tries, one converted to earn a try bonus point and a 22-19 lead.  It seemed the game was being taken away from Bromsgrove and with numerical superiority to their advantage Lichfield should have closed out the game as winners.  But this Bromsgrove side is made of stern stuff, and with man of the match Chris Danks marshalling the forwards well, and good line kicking for field position by Mahoney, Bromsgrove found themselves back in the Lichfield 22.  Pressure was telling on the hosts, and they conceded a penalty, which Mahoney coolly stroked over to level the match at 22 points apiece.  Time was running out, and Bromsgrove fought for their lives to keep Lichfield out of their half and hold on for the draw.  They say that attack is the best sort of defence, so the Boars ground out some go forward ball and advanced into the opposition 22, whereupon Lichfield once again infringed to offer Mahoney a penalty shot from almost the same position he had slotted his last one.  Needless to say the rhythm of the kick was the same, and with metronomic accuracy the ball sailed over the bar with exactly one minute left on the clock. Bromsgrove held out for that minute and to the delight of the travelling supporters the score remained at 22-25 when the ref, Alex Thomas blew for no-side.
This result shows the determination of Phil Horton’s men and the strength of our second XV.  Absent from the line up were first team regulars, Jon Critchlow, Matt Edgar, Bobby Green, Tom Millen, Tom Hardwick, Sam Bastock, and Kevin Salisbury.  During the game newcomers Jamie Atkin and Jordan Cowley gave their all, and despite injuries to Malins, Arnold, Lewis and Shewell the Boars recorded a fantastic win over a team who shared the same playing record up until Saturday!  Well done to everyone who turned out and performed so well!

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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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