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16th May, 2022

RUGBY UNION - Bromsgrove complete league season with bonus point win at Scunthorpe

BROMSGROVE RFC ended an injury plagued league campaign with an impressive 46-22 bonus point win against Scunthorpe thanks to a hat-trick of tries from Ali Murray.

Murray’s treble was supported by two tries from Tom Sadler and further scores from James Gunther, Will Trumper and Ed Spalding as the Boars ran in eight tries at Heslam Park.

The result means Bromsgrove end the season in sixth place in the Midlands Premier table with Sadler finishing as the league’s joint-top try scorer with 19 tries.

Still ravaged by injuries, the Boars made a fast start and took the lead after five minutes when Murray scored in the corner although the wind made for difficult conditions for Will Harris who converted three of Bromsgrove’s eight tries.

Scunthorpe drew level five minutes later only for Bromsgrove to blow their opponents away with three further tries by the half an hour mark.

Gunther and Trumper both touched down before Murray added his second of the game to secure a try bonus point for the visitors.

And Spalding grabbed Bromsgrove’s fifth try of the first half shortly before the break to send the Boars into the interval with a commanding 27-5 lead.

The second half was an end-to-end affair with Scunthorpe now playing with the wind in their favour although Bromsgrove his straight back whenever the home side threatened a comeback.

Murray completed his hat-trick before Sadler scored two tries to complete a comprehensive victory for the Boars who end the campaign with back-to-back away victories.

Bromsgrove finish their season with the North Midlands Cup final against Newport Salop on Sunday, May 8 with kick-off at 3.30pm at Worcester RFC (Offerton Lane).

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