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Bromsgrove beat Dudley to claim Midlands Plate

Bromsgrove Editorial 15th May, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE boosted their trophy cabinet with a 29-17 win over Dudley Kingswinford in the North Midlands RFU Plate final last Sunday.

Ollie Bache completed the five-try display when he touched down on the 76th minute as Bromsgrove inflicted more pain on Dudley, who were relegated from National Three Midlands last month.

Richard Mahoney had a mixed day with the boot in windy conditions. Although he did convert Sam Shepherd’s opening try after good approach work by the forwards.

This came after their opponents opened the scoring with a penalty and they soon moved back in front when James Jefferson sprinted clear to score, which was converted.

Mahoney levelled the scores just before half time, but it was scant reward for all of Boars’ possession.

The wind made life difficult for line-out throws, but Bromsgrove persisted and consequently lost seven of their own throws.

Bromsgrove have probably been at their most impressive this season when coming from behind, and so it proved

DK forged into the lead again with a converted try and seemed to be relishing the challenge.  But the 17 points that Dudley achieved after 46 minutes would prove to be the last they would score.

Bromsgrove pulled one try back when Kev Salisbury crashed over with Mahoney converting to level the scores again at 17-17.  Although it wasn’t all one way traffic, Tom Millen bashed into Keiron Pinches, ripped the ball out of his grasp, shoved him out of the way and touched down to send Bromsgrove into the lead.

A few nervous minutes passed, where neither side showed great attacking ability, while Matt Edgar spilled the ball when he stretched for the try-line.

But Bromsgrove continued to attack and got their reward when Bache went in under the post after a scintillating run. Mahoney added the extras.


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