Compliments to the Chef
Colts well beaten
Dull and windy for Bees visit to Bromsgrove.
Bromsgrove start with Bees recycling twice before Bromsgrove go offside allowing Bees to clear to touch past halfway.
Bromsgrove steal Bees ball at the lineout (first of many today), Bees then secure a turnover before knocking on in midfield. Bromsgrove retain possession and kick into Bees 22. Bees clear to touch near their 22. Bromsgrove take possession from the lineout setting up a driving maul. A break from the back of the maul down the blindside sees Bromsgrove go over unchallenged in the corner. 5-0 5 minutes in.
Bees restart and Bromsgrove clear to halfway. Bromsgrove steal the lineout, recycling initially before a forward pass. Bees secure possession from the scrum but a knock on in contact slows the game again. Bromsgrove secure possession before attacking wide recycling and coming back into midfield. Bees go in at the side to set up a centre field penalty just outside the 22. Bromsgrove go for the posts to take the score to 8-0 12 minutes in.
Bees restart with Bromsgrove running the return before turnovers are exchanged with Bromsgrove the clearing to Bees 22. Bromsgrove set up a maul but are penalised for joining in front of the ball. Bees clear to the 10m. bromsgrove steal possesion and the lineout and regain the ball following a crossfield kick before a forward pass slows play. Bees clear for territory and Bromsgrove run the return before offending at the breakdown. Beews run quickly and a short advantage regained when a dab through is knocked on. Bees secure possession from the reset scrum with Bromsgrove going off their feet at the next ruck. bees tap and run into the 22 recycling twice before Noah spots a gap through the first line of defence and with plenty of work still to do goes over (and converts) on 25 minutes. 8-7
Two lost lineouts later sees Bromsgove up into Bees 22 eventually forcing a knock on at the base of a ruck to give them a scrum in Bees 22. strong centrefield defence halts a few Bromsgove attacks before the ball goes out wide for Bromsgrove to go over in the penultimate play of the first half. Converted for 15-7.
Bees restart but further lack of success at the lineout sees Bromsgrove steadilly progressing up to Bees 22. A Bees offence then allowing Bromsgove to kick to the corner. lineout ball secured and a maul trundles over from 5m out. 20-7 on 43 minutes.
Bees restart and regain possession after holding Bromsgrove up in the tackle. Bees secure possession from the scrum before being turned over in midfield. Bromsgrove attack but are then penalised for crossing on halfway. Posts called and it had the legs but goes wide. Bromsgrove regather from the 22 eventually progressing up field to score in the corner for 25-7 49 minutes in.
Bees restart and pressure the defence into a knock on in the 22. Bees secure possession and some frantic exchanges sees a further Bromsgrove knock on 5m out. Bees secure possession and the ball goes out quickly but a pass wide is intercepted and Bromsgrove go the length for the proverbial 14 pointer. 32-7 now on 55 minutes.
From the restart a couple of scrums and three Bromsgrove penalties later allows Bees to progress up the pitch and deep into the 22. Some strong Bromsgrove defence eventually broken with Noah going through again. 32-12 61 minutes in.
Bromsgrove's restart finds touch and Bromsgrove steal possession from the lineout again. A clean break through the defence sees Bromsgrove's final score of the game on 63 minutes for 37-12.
Bees not done yet though and highlights of the action includes Bees first successful lineout of the day and a run from Noah following a penalty for a high tackle in Bromsgove's 22 allowing him to force his way over - or at least his fingertips with the ball attached. Drop kick conversion for 37-19.
From the restrart at the first opportunity Bromsgrove clear to touch to close out the game.
Lineout drill looks the order of the day for Bees. Bromsgove's much older Colts deserved their win but hopefully on the re-match Bees won't cede quite as much free possession and can work the big Bromsgove pack that bit harder.
Oh yes a special thankyou to whoever over ordered on the stew - lots of smiling fed parents.