Sat 09 Sep 2017 21:35

Sat 9 Sep 2017

Bromley RFC
Lewes RFC

After last week’s disappointing result at Hastings and Bexhill, Bromley bounced back with an emphatic win in their first home game of the season.  Bromley looked much more robust up front and played with much more cohesion and commitment.  The first up tackling was much sharper than last week and laid the foundations for a well deserved win.  Iain Gauld opening the scoring with a try after 8 minutes, successfully converted by Steve Pillow.  Lewes fly half Jon Pitts closed the gap with a penalty and after some good handling in the Lewes threequarters, wing Tom Petty scored and unconverted try in the corner to make it 7-8.  Bromley matched that with equally good handling to send Iain Gauld over in the corner and a good conversion by Steve Pillow made it 14-8.   Frustratingly, Bromley relinquished the lead just before half time; Lewes secured good quality scrum ball close to the Bromley line and back row Tom Hatch broke the defence to score a try.  Jon Pitts added the conversion to make it 14-15 at half time.

If the first half was bit of a see saw, the second half was very much Bromley’s.  They started the half well and created opportunities but just lacked that cutting edge early on.  Having spilled a good opportunity, Lewes were awarded a scrum near their own line but an ill judged offload was snapped up by Nathan Wilson who crossed for a try, which Steve Pillow converted.  Good handing then sent Sean Beckett over for a try and Freddie Bender ran a great line in from the wing to cross the line unopposed.  Steve Pillow converted both tries to make it 35-15 with about 20 minutes to go.  A terrific run from Tommy Scott set up a good position in the middle of the field and when Bromley won a penalty, they kicked to the corner.  From the line out, Freddie Bender again came into the line at pace and set up the try for Steve Pillow, which he converted himself.  Bromley were now very much in the driving seat but Lewes stuck to the task and denied Bromley any further scores.  As the rain teemed down, the game drew to a close with no further scores.

Next week, Bromley play Park House away, kick off is at 3.00.




Tommy Scott


Iain Gauld


Steve Pillow


Sean Beckett


Tom Powell


Joe Simpson


Jonny Griffiths


Michael Haisell


Nathan Wilson


Jonny Leverett


Jon Wright


Aidan Devane


Jake Moore


Bobby Brown


Nick Formoy



Tom Standfield


Freddie Bender


Rob Cheeseman