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Bromsgrove get season started with Hull win
11:28am Monday 30th September 2013 in Sport
Bromsgrove 22 Hull 19 BROMSGROVE finally kick-started their season with a hard fought victory at home to Hull.
This was always going to be a tight encounter between - two winless sides struggling near the foot of the league.
It was Hull who started the stronger gaining good field position through their big pack of forwards, but the Town defence was solid and it was from a turnover that Bromsgrove secured possession and a fine break from James Young saw him feed winger Aaron Higgins who from well inside his own half outpaced the defence to score in the corner. John Critchlow converted well.
A few minutes later Hull missed the chance to reduce the arrears when a penalty kick was fluffed.
But the visitors were marginally on top and it took some great defensive work from George de Cothi to stop a probable score. Eventually the visitors pressure through their forwards paid off and after opting to put a penalty in the corner, their well executed catch and drive gave Kerry Wood the try which James Cameron converted.
Five minutes later Hull took the lead when a seemingly unthreatening move saw Town fall off a couple of tackles allowing prop Richard Stout to score by the posts. Cameron again converting.
Bromsgrove came back strongly with the backs, well prompted by Critchlow, causing the visitors several problems. They earned themselves a penalty chance in the dying minutes of the half only to see it bounce back off the post, this turned out to be a stroke of luck for town as the alert hooker George Glenn gathered and powered over in the corner.
The second-half was another evenly contested affair with Bromsgrove edging it as the big Hull forwards started to tire. But it was 20 minutes into the half before any score when a Critchlow penalty gave Grove a one point lead.
The home side were in the ascendancy now and good forward pressure created a good platform and some slick handling gave Ben Palmer the try which was again converted.
All Town needed to do was survive the last 10 minutes which they just about did although Hull did gain a losing bonus point with a last minute try through Ben Thoy.
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