RUGBY UNION - Boars earn bonus point win at Lichfield - The Bromsgrove Standard

RUGBY UNION - Boars earn bonus point win at Lichfield

BROMSGROVE RFC secured a bonus point 36-28 win away at Lichfield to claim their fourth successive victory in the league and climb up the table.

Ed Spalding and Tom Sadler both crossed for two tries with Callum Megram also touching down as the Boars proved too strong for their opponents at Cooke Fields.

The result means Bromsgrove now sit second in the Regional 1 Midlands table, seven points behind leaders Dudley Kingswinford.

A serious-looking early injury to Lichfield’s Tom Gibbs meant the game was moved from the main pitch to the second pitch although thankfully Gibbs’ injury was less severe than first feared.

The Boars had edged into a three-point lead, after Harvey Causer kicked a penalty shortly before the lengthy stoppage.

And Megram then scored the game’s first try under the posts after great work from Sadler who moved inside from his wing to draw in the last defender with Causer adding the extras.

Bromsgrove struck again just four minutes later when Spalding finished off another well-worked try in the corner.

And the Boars were firmly in command after they absorbed 10 minutes of Lichfield pressure before the ball was turned over and Spalding ran in his second try of the game underneath the posts, from the halfway line.

Lichfield eventually troubled the scoreboard with a pair of converted tries before Josh Holt pulled apart the home side’s defensive line to set up Sadler for his first try of the game and Bromsgrove’s bonus point score as the Boars headed into the break with a 15-point lead.

The home side scored the first try of the second half only for Sadler to strike again and take the game out of Lichfield’s reach as he collected Drew Harper’s tap and go penalty before dotting down under pressure from several home defenders.

Lichfield clinched a bonus point with the game’s final try but Bromsgrove came away with five points after another fine display on the road.

Bromsgrove are next in action at home to Nuneaton on Saturday, November 26 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Finstall Park.


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