Bromsgrove 25 DK 3

First published in Dudley Kingswinford RFC

DUDLEY Kingswinford’s unbeaten run came crashing to an end with derby defeat at Bromsgrove.

The visitors shipped four tries in the second half, as they found no answer to the home side’s large pack in appalling weather conditions.

DK looked to have done the hard work after going in at the break just 5-3 down and with the slope in their favour second half.

But player-coach Jon Higgins was sin-binned and the Boars scored three lineout catch and drive tries.

New man Donovan Smilie replaced Rhys Pritchard at right wing in the only change to the side which comfortably beat Stockport.

But DK found themselves behinf inside the first minute when Simon Fletcher spilled a towering kick and Boars centre Jack Wardle picked up to score.

Smilie nearly got the visitors back into it soon after but was denied a debut try by a knock on.

Bromsgrove had the most of the pressure but it was DK who got the only other points of the half, thanks to Gareth Bown’s stoppage time penalty.

Despite having the elements in their favour after the break DK struggled and Bromsgrove increased their lead ten minutes into the period when Dave Hughes was driven over.

A melee just before the hour mark, in which several blows were exchanged, saw Higgins yellow carded and without their skipper the visitors were in disarray.

Three tries were conceded in a seven minute spell, Boars flanker Chris McGregor grabbing a hat-trick to seal DK’s fate.

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