Hull 24, Bromsgrove 23

BROMGROVE RFC were left fuming following their controversial National Two North defeat at Hull.

With five minutes left on the clock and the Boars holding a six-point lead, the hosts were awarded a penalty.

The referee signalled that Hull were going to take a shot at goal, a decision which cannot by reversed, only for the Humberside men to kick for touch.

From the resulting line-out, Hull put Bromsgrove under considerable pressure and an infringement saw Nigel Burrows sent to the sin-bin.

The hosts then opted for a scrum and the Boars pack were unable to keep Hull at bay and they were awarded a penalty try, which was converted, to snatch a one-point victory.

Unbeaten since Christmas, Hull came into the game as favourites, but the Boars began strongly and following some good work from Burrows and Phil Horton won a penalty that Ben Copson failed to convert.

Bromsgrove continued to put Hull to the sword and grabbed the opening try of the match when Warren Oliver went over after being put through by Lee Ward.

George Glenn was driven over for the Boars second score following a catch-and-drive move from a line-out.

Hull hit back against the run of play in the 25th minute as Alex Piercy went over in the corner.

Despite the visitors’ dominance, the two teams went in level at the break when full-back Jim Wigglesworth crossed the line.

But Bromsgrove regained the lead after the interval when James Lloyd-Jones put Oliver in for his second try.

Wigglesworth made the most of some sloppy play from the visitors to send Piercy in for his second, this time the extras were added.

Burrows was driven over to hand Bromsgrove the lead once before a Caolan Ryan penalty to have sealed victory before the controversy set in.

Bromsgrove end their home campaign when they entertain Westoe on Saturday (3pm kick-off).