18th Nov, 2019

Players will go down in history after 240-0 win - Protherough

Ben Tyler 24th Oct, 2019

DAN Protherough says his players can be proud of making history against struggling South Leicester after an unfathomable 240-0 victory in Midlands Premier.

The record-breaking win in which 36 tries were scored, 30 of those being converted, sets a new British record.

Of the players to score more than once, Josh Holt scored six tries, Will Trumper took five, Ed Spalding and Tom Sadler recorded four each while Ross Attwood registered a hat-trick.

While Protherough was undoubtedly delighted to have won in such fashion, he admits that he can only feel sympathy for their opponents, who lost all of their first-team players after relegation last term.

“It’s a tricky situation,” said the Boars director of rugby.

“I feel for the opposition and their plight, the difficulty is to pay respect but also to play on.

“No one got anything out of it from a rugby point-of-view, there’s very little we could do other than to go out there and play well.”

On the flip side, the Bromsgrove chief says his players will never forget the day, adding: “It takes a hell of a lot of effort to score that many, it’s never been done before but it’s an achievement.

“For some of these lads, it may be something that will stay in the record books for a long time – in 20, 30, 40 years, it might still be a record.”

Targetting a third win in succession for the first time this season at home to Burton on Saturday (3pm), Protherough says his side are more than capable of putting together a run of form.

“We’ve played against three or four of the top teams now, so if we can get another good win behind us before the break, then that would be fantastic,” he said.

“I don’t think complacency [after the record-breaking win] will play a part – last year that was the case when we could see we were winning by 30 or 40 points.”

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