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Protherough praises Bromsgrove's character as Boars leave it late to snatch victory over Burton

Craig Gibbons 14th Sep, 2017 Updated: 14th Sep, 2017

DAN PROTHEROUGH applauded Bromsgrove’s belief and character to snatch a late 33-31 victory over Midlands One West title hopefuls Burton at the weekend.

After finding themselves 14-0 down inside five minutes at Finstall Park, the Boars battled back to take a 20-14 lead at the start of the second half.

Burton then went 26-20 ahead but Protherough’s side hit back to lead 28-26.

The score swung again as Burton grabbed another late try but the drama was far from over as with the last play of the game, Josh Holt touched down in the corner to secure victory.

That was Holt’s second try of the game after Ed Spalding, Chris Hooper and Tom Millen also went over with James Upton kicking the rest of the points.

“If I watch any more games like that I am not going to have many black hairs left,” joked director of rugby Protherough.

“We did not start very well and made so many basic errors in defence which caused us to give away soft tries.

“It was a big victory for us at this stage of the season and I was really impressed with the belief and resilience to keep on fighting.

“This is a sign of a team which is developing and hopefully we can keep on improving.”

Bromsgrove will look to make it three wins on the spin when they travel to Camp Hill on Saturday who got their first win of the season with a 38-12 victory over Wolverhampton at the weekend.

“It’s going to be a really difficult game so we have to be ready for it,” said Protherough.

“We are putting ourselves under more pressure than needed t the moment so we have to cut that out.”

Millen (hamstring) and Ollie Bache (wedding) will be missing for the clash in Solihull.

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