DIRECTOR of rugby Dan Protherough labelled Bromsgrove’s 71-7 home victory over Stourbridge Lions as the best performance of the Midlands One West season so far.
The Boars turned on the style at Finstall Park on Saturday to secure a resounding victory and close the gap to second-placed Dudley Kingswinford – who have two games in hand – to two points.
Sam Bastock and Josh Holt led the way with hat-tricks while Ed Spalding (2) and Ethan Priest also crossed the whitewash.
Bromsgrove were also awarded a couple of penalty tries while Richard Mahoney kicked the remaining points.
“We have been playing well for a number of weeks now but this was our best performance yet,” said Protherough.
“We added accuracy to our game on Saturday but it was a tough opening 20 minutes.
“It was quite tight but after our lads put in a few tackles it tired Stourbridge out and we got on top.
“Saturday was a day where everything clicked and it was a pleasure to watch.”
Bromsgrove are due to play Midlands Premier side Birmingham & Solihull Bees tonight (Thursday) in the semi-finals of the North Midlands Cup.
After then the Boars have a week off before returning to league action the following Saturday with a trip to third-from-bottom Sutton Coldfield.
Protherough said the break would be used to give the players a well deserved rest.
“We have got three games left, the club is in a good place so we will let the lads relax.”