After a slow start against Bromyard featuring some turnstile tackling and statuesque defending, Stourbridge Lions found the energy to nearly overturn a significant first half deficit.

With Lions stalwart and captain James Dallison leading the way and vice James Westwood guiding the backs, momentum shifted, culminating in tries by Dallison, who bounced an unsuspecting opponent with impressive power, Grimmett-Bate who chased a hack ahead with admirable commitment and Henry Atkinson, who piled over at the end of the first half to give the Lions a spring in their step.  Westwood kicked 7 points to bring up the team total.

A few untimely unforced errors were ultimately the difference as Stourbridge threatened a comeback to rival their recent heroics v Bridgnorth.  Rich Barratt's clamp- like tackling was a noteworthy and consistent thorn in the side of Bromyard, who would have been relieved to hear the FT whistle, no doubt.

Final score: Bromyard 30 Stourbridge Lions 22.

Onto next week and the visit of high flying Clee Hill to Stourton Park with the Lions focused on starting games as they routinely seem to finish them.

Report submitted by Stourbridge RFC