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10:10am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Local
Bromsgrove 12, Luctonians 28
BROMSGROVE are still waiting for their first win of the season in the National North Two after coming off second best to Luctonians at Finstall Park.
The Boars paid the price for their lack of cutting edge as Lucs stepped it up a gear in the second-half.
Having conceded an early John Morris penalty in the third minute, Bromsgrove forced their way back into the game.
With full-back Ben Palmer and centre James Young dangerous with ball in hand the hosts stretched the visitor’s defence repeatedly but a try simply would not come.
Palmer split the Luctonians defence and a try looked certain but the final pass to winger Ollie Bache was delayed and the opportunity lost.
With Luctonians defending desperately number eight Paul Hulland was penalised for killing the ball but Richard Mahony's penalty effort drifted narrowly wide.
Lucs increased their lead when winger Alex Rumsey touched down and Morris added the conversion.
Bromsgrove heads refused to drop and drove the away team into their own half.
Palmer breached Luctonians’ defence and Bache touched down as Town went into half-time trailing 10-5.
A second try by Rumsey and a penalty from Morris saw the Boars trailing 13 points but they battled on in the second half.
An impressive break by Palmer allowed Young to race into score and Mahony kicked the extras.
Morris kept the score ticking over for Luctonians with a penalty and Bromsgrove suffered a setback when Palmer was sin-binned.
Luctonians had the final word when winger Drew Cheshire seized on a loose ball to break away and score with Morris converting to make the final score 28- 12 to the visitors.
Head coach Ross Baxter said: “Once again we were strong at set pieces but we were unable to take the chances we made.
“There were good elements from our performance and the scoreline doesn’t reflect how well we played at times.”
Bromsgrove go to Darlington Mowden Park on Saturday (3pm).
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