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April & May 2016 Draw Results

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1st Pete Leake
2nd Salmon
3rd Keith Udy
   

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Bromsgrove RFC emergence from the new year doldrums continued at Finstall Park when they followed up the away defeat of Longton with a bonus point win over Newport.  The home team started strongly with good early pressure forcing Newport onto the defensive.  James Young, who returned to his home club from University, showing up strongly in the tackle, was a thorn in the Newport side for the whole match.  10 minutes into the game Newport strayed offside and Upton stroked the ball over the posts to give the home side a 3-0 lead.  A few minutes later when Newport infringed at the ruck, he was given a chance to extend the lead, but missed to the left.  Bromsgrove kept up the pressure and an excellent sweeping move gave Dave Lewis a chance for the corner, but in trying to go round his man, he put a foot in touch, and although the referee appeared to award the try, he noticed the raised flag and the score was scratched off.

Newport were not having the best of the ball, and got lucky when Baffour-Awuah picked up a loose ball and sprinted 75 metres to score wide out. It was too far for Terblanche and the conversion was missed.  This injustice sparked some life into the home side and they pushed forward, showing some real invention.  The forwards were driving well and ensuring continuous possession. When in striking range Harry Anderson-Brown fed his backs, and Jon Critchlow took a great line and scythed through several defenders to touch down under the posts giving Upton a simple conversion to regain the lead 10-5.

Newport went down to 14 men when their flanker Lowbridge foolishly handled the ball in the ruck, and Bromsgrove kicked to the corner planning to catch and then drive over the line.  However, the line out difficulties seen earlier in the season seemed to return, and on this occasion and on a few others the ball was not straight into the line.  Both sides suffered from this and many scoring opportunities were lost as a result. As is often the case, when a side loses a man, the others tend to pick up their game to compensate, and Newport applied some significant pressure as the half time approached.  So much so that Meadows who was having another towering game interfered with the scrum half as he took a tap penalty, and got himself sin-binned.  The first half ended with Newport on top territorially, but with the score at 10 points to 5 in Bromsgrove’s favour.

The second half started and for the first 15 minutes nothing much happened, apart from both sides failing to put the ball in straight to the line out!  Eventually the game sparked into life when Terblanche converted a penalty shot to cut into the home sides lead when Belmonte infringed near the try line.  He too earned himself a yellow card.  While he was off the field Connor Adams found his way to the Bromsgrove try line and for the first time in the match Newport held the lead at 10 points to 11.  This lead was not to last long.  Phil Horton, who was, by his standards having a quiet match barrelled towards the try line, but was held up short.  The re-cycled ball went through the hands of Anderson-Brown and then Critchlow who made good ground and gave Tom Hunt a scoring pass.  He took the defender over the line with him, but still managed to dot the ball down for Bromsgrove’s second try of the afternoon.  Upton converted to give the home side a six point advantage 17-11.

James Young showed his ability once again and took on the Newport defence, the ball went through a series of Bromsgrove players with Meadows making good ground.  From the final ruck, just short of the Newport try line Malings scooped up the ball and was driven over the line for a really well worked try and with Upton adding the extras Bromsgrove swept into an unassailable 24-11 lead.

The key question now was whether the home side could achieve the bonus point by scoring a fourth try.  They set about the task with vigour, battering the Newport defence, who briefly showed they were dangerous on the break.  However their attacks were snuffed out by the resolute defending of Mortelmans and Young.  Eventually Upton saw a good attacking opportunity and the ever willing Critchlow called for the ball and as he ran toward the club house corner he drew the last two defenders to him, which left the replacement winger Brad Sinclair with a 20 metre sprint to the corner, and on his home debut, and with his first touch of the ball he gleefully leapt over the line and scored in front of the delighted fans! The bonus point was in the bag!  Upton missed the conversion, and with the drizzle falling and the light fading the referee, Peter Caunt blew the final whistle with the score at 29 points to Bromsgrove and 11 to Newport.  This win moves Bromsgrove into 4th place in National League 3 Midlands.  One place above Nuneaton who were beaten by Birmingham and Solihull, 17-7.  The Boars travel to Liberty Way next week hoping for a strong away performance as Nuneaton are only two points behind them in the league.

   
   


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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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