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


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.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bromley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bromley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bromley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest news

Yesterday, 17:00

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid (BCWA) are organising a fundraising event this Friday (April 20).

Yesterday, 12:09

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an assault at Bromley South Station against a disabled boy.

Wed, 17:05

A man has been charged in connection with an incident at Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington, where it was reported that a man had been brandishing a large blade in the early hours of Thursday morning (April 12).

Wed, 12:44

A cancer specialist is urging people in Bromley to be watchful for the symptoms of bowel cancer as part of the awareness month for the disease.

Wed, 09:55

Residents are warned to be wary about lending their vehicles to others following prosecution for a fly-tipping offence.

Most read


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Read the Bromley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder