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2nd Andy Cooke
3rd Colin Stevenson

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1st Pete Leake
2nd Salmon
3rd Keith Udy
   

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Summer Ball 2016

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Another great effort by the Bromsgrove team shorn of several first team squad players wasn’t enough to prevent Old N’s from recording their seventh win of the season and their second over Bromsgrove RFC.  The hosts won the toss and elected to play up the slope, a customary tactic. They probably expected to concede tries in the first half and then come back down the hill and overtake their opposition.

The plan was going according to the script when Bromsgrove took an early lead after a series of good attacks took the visitors into enemy territory.  The forwards delivered good line out ball and Norris made some good yards towards the line.  After several re-cycling moves it was the same player who punched his way over the line to give Upton an easy conversion.  So, after 4 minutes Bromsgrove were 7-0 up!  The lead lasted less than five minutes as Jake Spencer took advantage of some average tackling, scored his try and when Alex Rose converted, it was back to parity at 7 all.

With the slope in their favour Bromsgrove were launching good attacks from both line out and scrums, but some poor handling caused many of them to break down.  Old N’s were beginning to hits their straps and with their centres making ground they were getting into good positions. 25 minutes into the match a scrum was adjudged to have been collapsed intentionally by Bromsgrove, and Malins was warned. A penalty was awarded and Rose took the chance to give his side the lead at 10-7.

It was time for the Old N’s scrum half to show his skills, and he took off on the blind side and made good ground before offloading to his winger O’Connor.  He was tackled into touch, but Old N’s retrieved the Bromsgrove line out and drove over the line and with Rose’s great touch line conversion moved the scoreline to 17-7.

From the restart Bromsgrove disrupted the Old N’s attempt at an attack from deep causing them to infringe, and Upton punished them by slotting over the penalty to reduce the deficit to 7 points. The next score was always going to be crucial, and unfortunately for Bromsgrove it went against them.  Malins having been warned before by the referee was adjudged to have broken the law again, and earned himself a 10 minute rest.  Whilst he was off the field Old N’s scored another converted try, and so the first half ended with Old N’s with 24 points and Bromsgrove with 10.

At the start of the 2nd half the advantage was clearly with Old N’s as they had the points on the board, the slope and the wind.  They would have continued to benefit from the extra man, but Rose was sin binned for a high tackle early on.  Bromsgrove went onto the attack but were unable to get through the stout defending of the home team. Old N’s resorted to their traditional second half tactic of kicking the ball deep and trying to force a 22 drop out, and finally they succeeded.  A very poor drop out saw scrum half Barker evade half the Bromsgrove team, and feed Chris McKee who scored under the posts. Rory Seymour took over the kicking duties and converted the try to advance the score to 31-10 and secure the try bonus point.  With both sides back to full strength each side went on the offensive, with both defences being tested. Old N’s held up the best, though Sam Bastock did make a stunning try saving tackle, when it looked certain that Seymour would sprint into the corner.

Bromsgrove couldn’t prevent the Old N’s forwards from propelling Ben Briddon over the line, and although the conversion was missed the hosts had racked up 36 points.  At this point it seemed they took their foot off the gas, and Tom Hunt showed them how much gas he has, as he dodged and weaved through virtually their whole team to score in the top corner.  Upton sent the conversion over and a mini revival was underway. Old N’s went down to 14 men again when McKee went to the bin for not rolling away.  From the ensuing penalty, Bromsgrove worked their way up the field and scored their third try and made the score 36-22.  Time was running out, and although Bromsgrove were trying very hard to get to the losing bonus and try bonus point total, the Old N’s defence proved impenetrable.  It was a great second half performance, and the team can be very proud of their efforts.  Old N’s are in a tight spot, and they worked really hard to get the five points they were looking for. Bromsgrove need to get their first choice players back onto the field, and the international break next week, will give the injured squad a little more time to get fit. More points are needed if Bromsgrove are going to remain in the top half of the table, so their performances are going to have to improve.  They have to be better defensively and take chances when they are presented. The next opponents are Peterborough Lions, who suffered defeat at the hands of Bees this weekend. This aspirational side will be a handful on the 19th March, and Bromsgrove will have to be at their very best to get points out of the game.  Kick off will be at 3pm.

   
   


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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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