September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove end season on high with 59-20 win at Sutton Coldfield

Updated: 12:58 pm, Apr 20, 2016

BROMSGROVE ended their league campaign with a resounding 59-20 win over Sutton Coldfield at the Roger Smolden Memorial Ground.

After six consecutive defeats, the Boars ended their season on a high with a comfortable victory that sees Dan Protherough’s side finish the campaign in ninth position in the National League 3 Midlands table.

Despite their slow start, Boars grew into the game before Tom Hunt ran down the left wing to get the first score of the game with James Upton missing the difficult conversion.

Sutton got their first points of the match after 22 minutes when Alex White struck a wind-assisted kick over the points but the Boars increased their advantage minutes later when Craig Mortlemans found captain Phil Horton who crashed over followed by the conversion by Upton to stretch the lead to 12-3.

Sam Bastock touched down for Boars after gliding his way past several Sutton defenders with Upton again adding the extras to make it 19-3.

Five minutes from the end Mortlemans crashed over for the final try of the half – securing the bonus try point – after a flowing move with Upton kicking the extras.

Just before half time, Sutton managed to cross the line when Oliver Chitnis scrambled over from close range followed by White kicking the conversion to make it 26-10 going into the break.

After the interval, Hunt sprinted his way to the touchline for his second try of the game with Upton kicking another conversion to make it 33-10.

From the restart, the Boars increased their lead when Dave Pearson bundled over followed by another Upton conversion.

Sutton managed to pull some points back when Paulo Parisa wriggled over the line from a penalty following the sending off of Jake Hayden-Wright.

The Boars regrouped and Horton got his second try of the game after an Upton pass wrong-footed the Sutton defence allowing Horton to touch down.

Upton added a further two points with the conversion.

Hunt got his third try of the match after collecting a wonderfully angled kick by Upton to extend the lead with Upton again stroking over the conversion to make it 54-15.

Sutton continued to play and reached the 20 point mark when Tom McNamee bundled over – White failed to kick the conversion.

Gino Belmonte got the Boars’ final try of the season but despite Upton’s missed conversion, the Boars ran out 59-20 winners.

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