16th Jan, 2019

Bromsgrove Crusaders march on

BROMSGROVE Crusaders got back to winning ways with a 26-15 victory over Malvern 3rds.

The Boars, who were forced to ring the changes due to injuries, still managed to field a strong team which showed the strength in depth among the Crusaders ranks.

Malvern started brightly, taking the lead with a well taken try after they capitalised on a number of missed tackles.

With renewed vigour Bromsgrove started to do what they’ve displayed this season, driving forward in phases and taking metre by metre.

And soon enough their hard work resulted in a try for stand in fly half Alan Collins with a well taken dummy and dive over the line.

Scott Morris kicked the conversion.

However, Malvern came back and scored a second try which gave them a 10-7 lead at the break.

The Crusaders came back out re-invigorated and with the forwards and backs combining well, they could have finished off a number of opportunities had the final pass not gone to hand.

The game changed, though, with a sensational individual try by Collins.

After running from within his own half, Collins kicked the ball over the Malvern defence and a foot race began.

A sequence of dribbling followed before Collins collapsed over the line for a well deserved second try.

By this point the home crowd were wanting more.

The backs opened up with Dave Wellavize making piercing runs through the centre and was supported by wing James Robson.

The pair combined seamlessly for Robson to go over for two tries.

This was a reward for Robson putting in some determined running throughout the game.

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, November 10 when they entertain Cheltenham Vets.

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