September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove record back-to-back wins

Bromsgrove record back-to-back wins Bromsgrove record back-to-back wins
Jon Critchlow break through to score the first try. PICTURE: Andrew Jepson

BROMSGROVE RFC made it back-to-back league wins for the first time since November as they claimed a 29-11 victory over third-from-bottom Newport.

The result sees the Boars rise to fourth in the National League Three Midlands table and earn them their second victory of the New Year.

The Boars started the game strongly, putting Newport under immense pressure, and claimed their first score of the game inside 10 minutes after James Upton stroked the ball over the posts to make it 3-0.

Newport got the first try of the game as Baffour-Awuah picked up a loose ball before sprinting 75 metres to score wide out with the conversion missed.

The Boars sparked into life and they soon regained the lead as Jon Critchlow scythed his way through the Newport defence to touch down, followed by an Upton conversion to make it 10-5 going into the interval.

The second half saw 15 minutes of little action, however, the game sparked into life as a Terblance penalty reduced Newport’s arrears.

Newport took the lead once again as Connor Adams converted another penalty to give his side an 11-10 lead.

The lead did not last long however as Critchlow assisted Tom Hunt to touchdown.

Upton stepped up once again to convert easily, giving the Boars a 17-11 advantage.

Jon Malings added a third try for Boars against a tiring Newport side, with Upton claiming a hat-trick of conversions for the second time this year to give the Boars an unassailable 24-11 lead.

The Boars claimed the bonus point after substitute Bad Sinclair touched down for his side’s fourth try of the game after sprinting into the corner.

Upton failed to convert the extras leaving the scores at 29-11 when referee Peter Caunt blew the final whistle.

The Boars travel to Liberty Way on Saturday (February 20) hoping for a strong away performance at fifth place Nuneaton.

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