Tenbury Rugby Club skipper Pete Stevens relieved after 12-10 win at Bromyard (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Tenbury Rugby Club skipper Pete Stevens relieved after 12-10 win at Bromyard in Midlands Four West (North)
Bromyard 10 pts Tenbury 12 pts TENBURY skipper Pete Stevens was relieved after his side survived a second-half onslaught yesterday (Saturday) to keep their promotion hopes intact.
Lowly Bromyard fought back from 12-0 down after 34 minutes of this hard-fought Midlands Four West (North) clash – and almost won it.
Andrew Wilkes scored two tries for Tenbury, who had Will Gough sin-binned on the hour as the hosts piled on the pressure.
Bromyard Centre Bazil Cross dived under the posts for a converted try in the 67th minute after a period of dominance from the home forwards.
And, then six minutes later, Bromyard looked certain to score again but Cross didn’t see an overlap on his right and was hauled down inches short of the Tenbury try-line.
Promotion-chasing Tenbury led 12-3 at the interval in heavy conditions.
Chris Rowberry, who slotted Bromyard’s first points on the stroke of half time, missed two penalties after the interval.
Ben King missed two first-half penalties for Tenbury, who took the lead when Wilkes touched down for an unconverted try after a close-range scrum.
Wilkes scored his second try in the 34th minute after gathering a neat chip ahead from King, who slotted the conversion.
Wilkes almost completed his hat-trick in the second-half but was hauled down a metre short of the line by the strong-tackling Tom Morris, who also raced back to deny King a try.
For more on this game, read the Advertiser this Thursday; see the Big Match feature in our sister paper, Hereford Times, and watch the video feature on the Hereford Times website later this week.