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April & May 2016 Draw Results

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3rd Keith Udy

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Played in dry conditions and on a firm surface, this was a frustrating game with plenty of running rugby from the home side and where the lead changed several times. Sadly, there was an absence of precision and accuracy from both sides and so many promising periods of play came to nothing as the final pass or offload couldn’t find the intended target.

In the end, Bromsgrove couldn’t snatch either victory, or a draw, during the last 5 minutes, when they mounted several raids into the visitors 22 but couldn’t get into position to secure the necessary points.

Bromsgrove started well, spending the first 10 minutes in Peterborough’s half, following a break by Horton that opened up the defence. Then it was Tom Hunt, back to his elusive best, who cut across their line but, again, he couldn’t land the offload to make score. When Peterborough started to get their big ball carriers moving, they effectively worked their way up field. Bromsgrove conceded a penalty followed by words to the referee and another 10 metres added. When the penalty was kicked to the corner, Bromsgrove found themselves under real pressure for the first time.

Bromsgrove stole the lineout that followed but kicked possession back to the visitors who ran the ball back with purpose. Again the scoring pass was spilt but the referee brought the teams back for a highly dubious deliberate knock. Henderson converted the penalty and Peterborough took a 3 point lead on 15 minutes. From the restart Bromsgrove were penalised for ‘not rolling away’ and when Peterborough kicked up to the 22, Bromsgrove were again under pressure. Great work by the pack put the visitor scrum to the sword and won a free kick. Unfortunately, in the eagerness to break out of their own half, Bromsgrove took the tap quickly and the Peterborough line speed caused a charged down kick that was swooped up by Offer, in the centre, to score a try that was unconverted but which took the visitors 8 points clear midway through the first half.

This galvanised Bromsgrove into action and with James Upton looking to get his line moving at every opportunity, the home side swarmed all over the Peterborough defence. When Hunt was tackled without the ball as he rose for a cross kick, there was a clear case for a Penalty Try but it wasn’t given. Bromsgrove kicked to the corner, won the lineout and set up a driving maul which saw Liam Marshall cross over the line. Upton converted to bring the score back to 7 – 8.

From the restart, Bromsgrove were penalised for illegal interference and Tom Millen was sent to the touchline for a 10 minute break. With only 14 men, Bromsgrove looked to be ‘under the pump’ but the forwards tackled hard and forced Peterborough to concede another penalty for ‘holding on’ which Upton kicked to the corner. Again Bromsgrove won the lineout and from the maul, Gino Belmonte peeled around the blindside and plunged over for a try which Upton converted from wide out to make the score 14 – 8 after 35 minutes. Millen returned to the field and the last minutes of the half saw Bromsgrove hold out for a deserved half-time lead.

The second half started well for Bromsgrove with Upton’s kick bouncing into touch on the Peterborough 22. From the lineout, however, Peterborough worked the ball up field through multiple phases and with Bromsgrove falling off first up tackles it was disappointing to see Balciunas cross in the corner for a try. The missed conversion made the score 14 – 13.

Again Bromsgrove responded, by pressing hard, but couldn’t take advantage of turnover ball as scoring passes and offloads frustratingly went to ground. Indeed, both sides made the early second half exchanges a scrappy affair with plenty of unforced errors and a passage of ‘kicking tennis’. Finally, something to cheer about as the appropriately named Crooks, the big Peterborough second row, was despatched to the bin for 10 minutes reflection, after some skulduggery in a ruck.

On 55 minutes, and with a man advantage, Bromsgrove exerted some sustained pressure and made the visitor’s set piece look very vulnerable. From their own first phase, Bromsgrove put Hunt away down the right wing and outside his opposite number for a thrilling 50 metre gain, stopped only by the covering full back who bundled him into touch. Again it was a lack of accuracy that saw another Hunt attack from broken play thwarted just as a try beckoned., after great work from Harry Anderson-Brown.

The ‘messy’ second half continued but on 68 minutes, Barnard, the Peterborough centre was yellow carded for killing the ball and Upton duly converted the penalty to take the score to 17 – 13 and set up an exciting last few minutes. Bromsgrove looked for the score that would take them further ahead and when Horton’s kick down the left touch line bounced unkindly for Bromsgrove another opportunity had eluded them.

Peterborough stabilised their set piece and secured the resulting lineout before working the ball upfield. Then, disaster, as Bromsgrove gave away a penalty that was taken quickly to send Veenendahl over in the right hand corner on 75 minutes. The conversion was kicked and the score became 17 – 20. The home side threw everything at Peterborough in those last 5 minutes but it wasn’t enough and the precision that had escaped them all afternoon eventually told its own story.


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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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