13th Dec, 2018

Bromsgrove Crusaders continue their winning run

BROMSGROVE Crusaders continued their winning streak with a 29-0 victory over Stourport Vets.

The Crusaders started strongly, with Dan Ingram carrying the ball nearly half the length of the pitch from inside his own 22 before delivering a short pop right to Scott Morris who ran the ball under the posts for Bromsgrove’s first try.

Morris added the extras to his own try.

Some poor footwork in Bromsgrove’s defence then led to a Stourport scrum.

However, possession was regained by some crisp defending by the Crusaders forwards and a Bromsgrove scrum was awarded.

Some tactical play from the scrum led to a blindside pass to Martin Lakeman, who showed his strength by handing off Stourport’s winger before sprinting down the right wing.

An assisting run inside from Ingram allowed for a swift offload which allowed him to take the ball over the line.

Morris once again kicked the conversion to stretch the lead to 14-0 at the break.

Refreshed and rejuvenated, both teams came out for the second period looking strong, with Stourport making a few moves in the forward areas and gaining yards but were unable to penetrate the Crusaders defence.

Bromsgrove battled hard and gained yards downfield before an over-aggressive tackle led to Stourport conceding a penalty under the posts, which was calmly converted by Morris to make it 22-0.

With 20 minutes to go both teams dug deep and fought hard to secure some points, but a flimsy knock on by Stourport allowed Dave King to show off his cat-like reflexes, pouncing on the loose ball and making a beeline for Stourport’s posts.

A supporting run by Dean Robinson allowed for a two-on-one with Stourport’s full-back.

Robinson carried the ball the final few yards and placed it under the posts to take the score to 27-0.

An easy conversion for Morris completed the scoring.

Crusaders make the trip to Kidderminster Vets on Saturday.

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