Tue 30 Jan 2018 09:42 AM

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Bromley rested a number of regulars for this trip to Sussex, and in the conditions it took until the second half for things to gel.  The home side were indeed the first to score, within minutes, when left wing Gatport escaped from within his own half to touch down in  the corner. 

Bromley were quick to reply however through tries by Tom Powell and Dom Newport, and the score of 5-12 after 10 minutes remained unchanged until the final quarter. Conditions were not conducive to running expansive rugby - muddy underfoot, rain squalls and a wind which, to borrow from Masefield ‘cut like a whetted knife’.  To the credit of both sides every effort was made to run the ball, however a plethora of errors frustrated attacking moves time and again.

Crawley shaded the exchanges for a good part of the game, and might have done better to keep things tight with their heavier pack.  A sustained pressure on Bromley’s line at one point would almost certainly have reaped rewards.  However, as the game entered the last quarter Bromley’s superior fitness, good lines and off loads paid dividends, and Danny Harris was on the end of a good move to put the result beyond doubt.

In the last 5 minutes Bromley were camped in Crawley’s red zone, forcing the home side to concede penalty after penalty at which Bromley opted for scrum after scrum. It was fortunate indeed that the referee had brought cardboard yellow cards on the day, and clearly didn’t want to get them wet. Justice was served however when Joe Simpson crossed to deliver the coup de grace.

Bromley’s next game is at home to Crowborough on 3rd February, kick off is at 2pm.

 

Bromley

15

Steve Pillow

14

Tom Powell

13

Freddie Bender

12

Danny Harris

11

Dom Newport

10

Joe Simpson

9

George Scott

8

Richard Paddick

7

Jack Saunders

6

Michael Haissell

5

Josh Cross

4

Aidan Devane

3

Jake Moore

2

Callum Hughton

1

Nick Formoy

Replacements

16

Sean Beckett

17

Jonny Griffiths

18

Jonny Leverett

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