18th Nov, 2019

Bromsgrove Crusaders have winning run halted by Kidderminster Vets

Craig Gibbons 13th Dec, 2018

BROMSGROVE Crusaders’ winning streak was brought to an end after they were held to a 12-12 draw by Kidderminster Vets.

Kidderminster started brightly and were awarded a penalty early on but it ricocheted back off the upright.

The breakthrough came through a pin-point chip over the defence by Bromsgrove centre Ashley Arens which was collected by Paul Thomas, who showed an incredible burst of pace to bag the first try of the game.

Alan Collins took the conversion but a sudden gust of wind swept the ball wide of the posts.

As the half progressed Arens and Dan Ingram came close to breaking the Kidderminster defence but were unable to secure any more points for the visitors.

After the break the Crusaders extended their lead when Ingram touched down for the second try of the game.

Martin Lakeman kicked the conversion to put Bromsgrove 12-0 up.

Kidderminster were then awarded a penalty and a quick tap allowed their forwards to charge over the line for a well-worked try.

The conversion was missed.

With a new-found energy, Kidderminster levelled the scoreline with only a few minutes to spare from a converted try.

Bromsgrove tried to get back in front but failed to gain territory in the closing stages.

Crusaders travel to Stourbridge on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways.

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