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Solid Bromley edge past Folkestone by one point

PUBLISHED: 13:04 11 January 2018

John Wright wins the ball for Bromley against Folkestone. Picture: Alec Lauder

John Wright wins the ball for Bromley against Folkestone. Picture: Alec Lauder

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For the second time this season, Bromley squeezed past Folkestone by a single point.

In September, a last minute penalty try saw Bromley home but this time, it was a solid second half team effort that won the day.

Bromley got off to a good start, a Steve Pillow penalty after five minutes putting them in front.

Folkestone responded with an unconverted try from centre John Eustace but another Steve Pillow penalty restored Bromley’s narrow lead.

Towards the end of the half, Bromley had some defending to do but they survived and went in at half time with a scoreline that reflected the closeness of the game.

Right from the restart, Bromley conceded yet another penalty. Folkestone kicked for the corner but Bromley stifled the catch and drive and won the turnover.

However, Bromley failed to control the ball in the resultant scrum, Folkestone drove over it and No. 8 Scott Stewart got the touchdown, but crucially the conversion was missed again.

However, that was about as good as it got for Folkestone as Bromley went on to dominate for long periods after going behind.

The lead was restored after 53 minutes with a try for winger Alex Griffiths, but Steve Pillow’s valiant conversion attempt didn’t quite make it.

Bromley were denied another score by some solid Folkestone defending but they had enough to see the game out and come away with the points.

Bromley next play Old Williamsonians at home on January 13. Kick-off is at 2pm.

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