Bromley 3 – 20 Horsham
Horsham climb up to sixth after completing the double over Bromley. In the September home fixture Horsham stormed to a comprehensive lead before Bromley came back strongly to finish just five points adrift, but, this time there were no such alarms.
Matthew Stone opened the scoring with a try in the 34th minute and although the conversion attempt failed, Rob Grant got over the line, this time Horsham skipper Tom Johnson obliging with the kick before slotting home a penalty to give Horsham a 15 nil lead at the break. Amid Horsham substitutions Aiden Plumpton scored Horsham’s third try from close quarters, Horsham finishing with 20 points, only dented by a lone Bromley penalty, all three Horsham tries encouragingly coming from debutants. The game ended in sepulchral gloom after 30 minutes of injury time involving the visit of an ambulance for a Bromley player and attention to the lady referee suffering from cramp.
Horsham Head Coach Nick Stocker told the District Post: “We defended very effectively with great physicality and while we were a little rusty in attack (leaving three more tries out on the park!), we played all the rugby and were generally on the front foot. I was slightly disappointed that we didn’t manage to score a fourth, bonus point, try but it was a good return to action following the Christmas break. Saturday’s game against Medway will be tough, but the team are focused on doing a good job.” Medway, have scored almost 600 points and conceded just 148, both statistics far superior to any other team. The Kent side have won all 13 of their games and head the table by 16 points from Old Colfeians
Martin Read – Sports Reporter