September 25th, 2016

Bromsgrove slump to sixth straight defeat after 24-5 loss to title-chasing Scunthorpe

BROMSGROVE RFC suffered their sixth defeat in a row after Scunthorpe beat them 24-5 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 three 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 but Upton’s conversion went narrowly wide

Scunthorpe woke up after that score and forced a line-out before driving the mall to the try line and Guy Mychajluk claimed the score.

Scunthorpe’s full back Steve Johnson converted.

Title chasing Scunthorpe went further ahead when Tom Foster found his centre Ashley Dibdin on the inside and his powerful burst split the home defence and he went over without being touched.

The missed conversion made the score 12-5.

Bromsgrove battled hard to get further points and were denied a James Shewell try when the referee didn’t see his grounding of the ball.

Sam Bastock’s effort came close only for Scunthorpe to prevent him from crossing keeping the score at 12-5 going into the break.

Scunthorpe started the second period with greater purpose and once more secured a position inside the Boars’ 22 where they set up a driving maul, which when stopped, saw James Dyson dodge his way through the remaining cover to score.

Johnson missed the conversion.

Dibdin was sin-binned when he reached to intercept what would have been a likely scoring pass and knocked it on.

While he was off the pitch more pressure was heaped on but Bromsgrove couldn’t break through.

As the game was coming to a close and Bromsgrove were searching for their second try, Johnson managed to break out of defence, he moved the ball left and had great support from Dyson, who found the speedy Rory Randall-Tyrell who sprinted into the corner.

Johnson added the conversion points which sealed the match and a try bonus point.

Bromsgrove travel to relegated Sutton Coldfield on Saturday hoping to finish the season with a final league win.

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