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Congratulations to Josh Owen for being chosen as Player of the Season.  Pictured receiving his trophy from First XV Captain, Paul Norris.

Today's game saw us short in the Back's line (injures) and having to ask the U15s to lone us 3 players. That said the Lads seemed really up for it.

 

The game got under way and both teams wasted no time getting stuck into each other. For a while it was back and forth. Then Bromsgrove's forwards took control around the half way line smashing Hereford back well into their 22. From one of the resulting ruck's Bo H smashed through a few tackles to go over for his and our first try. Conversion missed. The game seemed to open up for us after this. Ben S was the next to score with the Back 's working well together to open up the Hereford defence. Luke converted making it 12 – 0. The whole team seemed to be on a high and they quickly made another try with Ben L going over on their far right. Conversion missed. The score 17 – 0. Hereford Held our Lads for a short time. Then Pete E ran at their defence got past a couple then chipped the ball over it bouncing close to the try line. He was the first to get to the ball with a number of defenders with him, somehow Ben S got the ball and ran it in for his second try. Conversion made by Luke making it 24 – 0. The half was coming to an end and the Young Boars kept the pressure on. This time it was Luke F (First game back from injury) who ran through to score and then convert. The whistle was blown for the end of the first half with the score at
31 – 0

 

 

A few changes where made by the coaches in the break and the second half got under way .

Bromsgrove got straight at them and before long got another try on the wing from Ben L. Conversion missed. The score 36 – 0. At this point it was looking really bad for the visitors even though they put in a lot of try stopping tackles and when they got the ball they looked very dangerous nothing seemed to go right for them. Then on one of their attacks the ball was chipped over our try line. Dan R was the first to the ball and seemed to slip over and it looked from where I was standing that he was break dancing around it and over it, the Ref said he hadn't put downward pressure on it before a Hereford player got his hands on it and the try was given. Conversion missed. Making it 36 – 5. It was a shame for Dan as this was the best I've seen him play and I'm glade it never put him off as he continued to have a great game. Bromsgrove never slowed down and replied with a try from Jack F and Converted by Pete E. The score now 43 – 5. Again our lads broke through their defence with Jack F smashing over for his second try and Pete E converted again making it 50 – 5. Hereford never gave up and came at our lines again this time our Lads seemed to fall asleep in our 22 and one of their backs ran throw unchallenged to score a well deserved try which they converted. The score now 50 – 12. Bromsgrove came back at them after this mistake battering their line well inside their 22. Hereford's defence held for a while then from a ruck Jack B went for the line and looked like he was caught by a few of them, somehow he managed to flip the ball out of the back of his hand to David (U15) who dived over the line with their number 9 trying to tackle him without success. Also the U15's coaches where right next to the line jumping up and down and cheering him on a great site to see. The conversion was missed making it 55 – 12. The game coming to the end saw the Young Boars make a last attack with Ben L running in and scoring to get his hatrick. The kick missed and the whistle blown.

 

The final score

 

60 – 12

 

 

It was a great team effort with everyone working well together and only a handful of mistakes made. The U15's slotted in well and you couldn't tell that they where playing up a year. The score doesn't show it but Hereford put up a good fight throughout the whole match. At one point they went down to 14 because of injures. Luke F stepped up to make the numbers up to 15. A pat on the back for him.  

Redditch 10 – 57 Bromsgrove

 

First Half Tries

 

Ben L

Ben S

Pete E x 2

Oli K

 

First Half Conversions

 

Pete E x 5

 

 

Second Half Tries

 

Mike E x 2

Ben S

Tom M

 

Second Half Conversions

 

Pete E x 1

Bromsgrove had never played Longlevens, based in Gloucester, but they were rumoured to be a very strong team. In the absence of Tom Morris, a major try-scorer, and Luke, a key kicker, as well as other strong players, although we did have Jack Beddoe back from injury. Bromsgrove may not have begun this game optimistically. As it turned out, Longlevens was indeed a very powerful team, and ran up a big score. But Bromsgrove resisted well and found their way through the formidable opposition to score a couple of tries by way of reply.

The first half in particular, was relatively evenly fought. In the second half, Bromsgrove let their concentration lapse and conceded two rapid tries to the highly-disciplined use of their back by the visitors. Showing great character, Bromsgrove gathered its concentration and slowed the advance of Longleven. Scorers were Peter and Olly Kemp – is that his first score?

                             
                                 The final score was 12-47.

The game was preceded by a well-observed two minute’s silence, ended by a bugler’s last post.

Malvern opened the scoring fairly early in the first period, but the fear of a walkover soon receded. Despite the discipline and skilled passing game that Malvern showed, Bromsgrove drew on reserves of commitment and determination to keep them at bay, until Tom Morris broke away with a long solo run, placing the ball under the posts. Luke converted without trouble and the score was 7-7. Malvern continued to press and only heroic tackling from one and all prevented a quick response.

One notable run came from Jacob Blasdale, who took the ball from his own half almost to the try-line. Like Tom on his run, Jacob was unsupported, and two Malvern players managed to intercept him.

About half-way through the game, Sam Read gained a twisted ankle what someone fell on it. With Jack Beddoe already out through injury, specialist forwards were in short supply, and George Cadman had to come on, despite his still-injured shoulder, and players shuffled round to make a serviceable pack. In spite of this pressure, the lads responded without fuss and just got on with it.

There were several episodes where Malvern looked certain to score, camped a couple of strides from our line, but everyone stood firm until Malvern made a mistake, and the ball was turned. Eventually, a kick forward was made from just inside the Malvern half. Two Malvern players were ready to collect it, but the ball bounced over the first and, before the second could collect it, Ben Lammas in a remarkable run, had intervened and handed to ball down behind the score-line. Being very close to touch line, the conversion fell just short.

With about 5 minutes left to play, Bromsgrove may have relaxed, for almost straight after the re-start, Malvern broke down their right side and crossed the try-line, running on to place the ball under the posts. It was an easy conversion.

Final score, Malvern 14, Bromsgrove 12.

It was a tough, tense game. Bromsgove may have lost, but they can hold their heads high, having played with great teams spirit.

   
   


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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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