RUGBY UNION - Harris guides Boars to come from behind Broadstreet win - The Bromsgrove Standard

RUGBY UNION - Harris guides Boars to come from behind Broadstreet win

Bromsgrove Editorial 2nd Mar, 2023   0

WILL Harris starred with a 12-point individual haul as Bromsgrove RFC returned to winning ways with a 22-14 victory away at Broadstreet.

Harris scored a try, kicked two conversions and landed a penalty as the Boars recorded a second-half shutout at Rugby Road with further tries from Ross Attwood and James Gunther.

The result means Bromsgrove sit fourth in the Regional 1 Midlands table with two matches left to play having ended a run of two straight defeats.

Despite missing several first team regulars, the Boars showed their strength in depth as a number of players made the step up from the second team and gave a good account of themselves.

However, Broadstreet scored two converted tries in the first half to lead by 14 points just before the half-hour mark as the home side dominated at the scrum.

Bromsgrove were able to halve the deficit before the break when full-back Attwood scored a superb try which was converted by Harris.

And this proved to be the turning point as Harris kicked a penalty to reduce the gap down to four points as the Boars began to punish Broadstreet mistakes.

The visitors grew in confidence as the game wore on and forced another mistake as Broadstreet panicked in their own 22 and gifted the ball to Gunther who scored unopposed underneath the posts with Harris again adding the extras.

And Harris then completed the scoring with a try of his own, which he was unable to convert, as the fly-half sprinted in from 40-metres out in the final few minutes to deny the home side a losing bonus point.

The Boars play their penultimate game of the season at Nuneaton this weekend before ending the campaign with a home fixture against Oundle.

Bromsgrove’s clash with Nuneaton takes place on Saturday, March 4 with kick-off at 3pm at Liberty Way.

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