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2nd Salmon
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History was made this season by the Crusaders who have had a successful season playing against younger and higher level opponents. Seventy different players joined their ranks during the season, which demonstrates the depth of the club we love. However, this season stands out for an achievement that will be hard to better. Every father has the ambition and dream of playing in the same team as their son.

Sutton Coldfield 20
Bromsgrove 59

Bromsgrove finished off their league campaign with a resounding win away at the Roger Smolden Memorial ground.  Already relegated Sutton RFC suffered another 50 point thrashing as Phil Horton and his men took apart their opponents.  The writing was on the wall as early as the first minute when although Bromsgrove’s kick off was poor and allowed Sutton to get some momentum, when the time came to release the ball to the man on the overlap the pass was forward!

Bromsgrove enjoyed a few minutes of early pressure and the ball was worked through several hands before Tom Hunt appeared on the left wing to record the opening score.  James Upton missed the difficult conversion, but Bromsgrove were up and running.

After 22 minutes Sutton managed to get into range and Alex White struck a wind assisted kick over the posts to give Sutton their first points of the match.  The Sutton handling was letting them down and following a knock on Bromsgrove’s forwards produced some good ball.  Mortelmans bashed his way up field and offloaded to captain Phil Horton who crashed over from 5 metres.  Upton converted to stretch the lead to 3 points to 12.  Shortly afterwards Belmonte and Snowden had a disagreement which earned them both a yellow card, and from the ensuing scrum down Horton picked up and fed an early pass to Sam Bastock.  He saw a gap on the outside and went round his man and then proceeded to outstrip the rest of the Sutton defenders and his weaving run ended with a great try close to the posts. Again Upton added the extras and the score moved on to 3 points to 19.  Bromsgrove were dominating proceedings at this point and with five minutes to go in the half Mortelmans was rewarded for his industry with another good try after an excellent passing movement had found him in enough space to burst through.  The try bonus point was in the bag before half time and once again Upton succeeded with his conversion.

With both sides back up to full strength Sutton managed to cross the line.  Bromsgrove were penalised and Sutton elected to go for the scrum. Oliver Chitnis scrambled over from close range and when White converted his try the score changed to 10 points to 26.  There was time for a penalty shot at goal on the stroke of half time, but Upton couldn’t find the target.

The second half started with a few missed opportunities for both sides, but it was Bromsgrove who were employing the better strategy.  Even though Sutton were trying to make life difficult for the Boars, with some really big hits in the middle of the park, the ball often ended up being kicked over their heads into “club house” corner.  If that tactic wasn’t available Horton took control of things at the base of the scrum.  From one such attack he carried the ball well, and delivered a sweet pass to Hunt, who pinned his ears back and took the shortest route to line and leaving Sutton defenders behind him.  Upton kicked the conversion to extend the lead to 10 points to 33.  From the restart the ball found its way into the hands of Craig Mortelmans, who for the first time this reporter has ever seen, kicked the ball deep into Sutton territory.  Bromsgrove won the lineout and the voracious Bromsgrove team marauded their way to the Sutton try line and Dave Pearson claimed the touchdown. Again Upton hit the target and Bromsgrove were into the 40’s.

The game was developing into a hard hitting contest and there were a few scores being settled among the more aggressive players on both sides.  Lewis Snowden from Sutton drew the attention of Jake Hayden-Wright who had just been substituted onto the field and was trying to make an impression. This he did, by landing a right hook.  An ugly melee ensued and the referee had no hesitation in showing Jake a red card.  From the penalty Paulo Parisa, Suttons’ diminutive scrum half took a quick tap, and with defenders unable to touch him, he wriggled over the line.

Bromsgrove went back to work and employed the kicking game to keep Sutton deep into defence.  Horton scored his second try of the match, when following a scrum Mahoney fed Upton who took the ball up on his own, and then threw a neat inside pass to no.8 Horton.  The defence was wrong-footed and Horton added another five points, and Upton adding two more conversion points. The score crept up to 15-54 when Hunt scored his third try. A spectacular affair with Upton placing a well-angled kick ahead just out of the Sutton wingers reach, and perfectly into the path on the on-rushing Hunt.  He caught the ball superbly and dotted it down.  It was right in the corner, but fittingly Upton stroked over the conversion to embellish the try his cross kick created.

Sutton never gave up, though they were thoroughly out classed by Bromsgrove, and they continued to harry.  A rare visit to the visitors half saw them benefit from a fumble by Bastock as he went to gather the ball.  He only succeeded in scooping the ball over the try line and into the path of Browning, the Sutton winger, who gratefully received the gift.  White failed with the conversion, but a respectable 20 points was reached.

Bromsgrove might have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas, but having lost the last six matches they wanted to finish on a high, and so it was that Belmonte scored the final try of the league season, when full back Hunt sprinted round his man again and actually crossed the try line only to find a gaggle of Bromsgrove players waiting to celebrate his fourth try.  One of them was Belmonte who had had a really good game, despite his yellow card and running personal battle with Snowden.  Hunt tossed him the ball and he claimed the try.  Upton’s conversion drifted wide, but with 59 points on the board, the win secure and the maximum 5 points gained it mattered not.

Final score Sutton RFC 20 points, Bromsgrove RFC 59

Bromsgrove 5
Scunthorpe 24

Bromsgrove suffered their sixth defeat in a row after Scunthorpe beat them 5 points to 24 at Finstall Park on a wet and windy Saturday.

The match started well for Bromsgrove as they put their opponents under pressure from the very start and after 3 minutes were awarded a penalty. Upton’s kick hit the post and Scunthorpe escaped. Bromsgrove kept up the pressure, but a series of penalties were given away allowing the visitors to get out of trouble.  However, they couldn’t stop the try scoring machine Tom Hunt on 10 minutes.  Bromsgrove took a ball against the head, and the quick ball that ensued saw Hunt beat a couple of defenders for pace, and touch down in the right hand corner.  Upton’s kick went narrowly wide, but the attacking intent was established.

Sandbach 35
Bromsgrove 18

This was a game where both sides made mistakes and the referee was not exempt either!  Sandbach started each half with an error, though the first half mishap only cost them a scrum back on the half way line.  Bromsgrove tried to capitalise when Horton picked up and drove forward purposely.  The ball fell to Hunt who injected some real pace and drew defenders to him.  He released the ball to Bastock, but he just failed to make it to the line. Bromsgrove kept up the pressure early on, but it was Sandbach who broke out of defence and moved the ball well out to Elliot who went into the corner to score and give the home side the lead. His conversion went wide, and the score went to 5 points to nil. 

Bromsgrove 17
Peterborough Lions 20

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.

   
   


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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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