RUGBY UNION - Bromsgrove RFC go top of Midlands Premier - The Bromsgrove Standard

RUGBY UNION - Bromsgrove RFC go top of Midlands Premier

Bromsgrove Editorial 11th Oct, 2021 Updated: 14th Oct, 2021   0

BROMSGROVE RFC moved top of the Midlands Premier with a resounding nine-try demolition of Burton as captain Ed Spalding touched down four times in a 57-27 success.


The Boars skipper also kicked a conversion to add to his four tries in a 22-point haul with Bromsgrove dotting down six times in the second period to add to their three first-half efforts.


Victory for Bromsgrove, coupled with Newport’s narrow defeat at Sheffield, means the Boars now top the Midlands Premier table having won five of their opening six matches.


Bromsgrove started on the front foot and their early pressure paid off when veteran Jay Martin crashed over for the game’s first try.


The visitors responded with a score of their own in the corner before Burton stretched their lead with a penalty.


However, the home side clicked into gear when fullback Jake Attwell produced a sublime inside ball to set Thomas Millen on his way to cruise to the try line.


Burton kicked another penalty before Spalding touched down for his first try of the afternoon to send Bromsgrove into the break with a slender 19-13 lead.


The Boars were a changed side after the interval as both Attwell and Spalding crossed for tries early in the second period to take the game away from the visitors.


The away side kept themselves in the contest with a try off the back of a drive at the lineout before Bromsgrove put the game to bed with a four-try blitz.


Spalding and Robert Green both dotted down twice – to bring Spalding’s tally to four tries for the match – with Burton crossing once more to score a consolation try.


The bonus point win leaves Bromsgrove top of the Midland’s Premier Division standings heading into a rest weekend.


The Boars are back in action on Saturday, October 23 when they travel to Doncaster.


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