MALVERN u17s continued their superb start to the season as they claimed a convincing 37-13 victory over Bromsgrove.
It did not go all Malvern’s way, though, as they struggled to put together many effective phases of play in the first half, while the visitors cancelled out Jack Travis’ two penalties.
Despite securing a 6-6 draw at the break, Bromsgrove gave Malvern, who had won their opening three games of the campaign, the upper-hand at the start of the second period when they were reduced to 14 men just before half time.
And the home side took full advantage as Jake Hitchins marked his debut with a try, which Travis coolly converted from the touchline, before Marcello Cossali-Francis barged his way over.
Bromsgrove looked to be on course to snatch the lead after they hit back with a try and appeared set for another. An intercepted pass saw the away side sprint for the line, but crucially the referee pulled play back for offside.
Malvern did not look back after this moment as they dominated the final quarter and notched up two quick-fire tries.
Nathan Beasley-Suffolk and Will Carter put the game out of Bromsgrove’s reach before Hitchins finished the scoring in style as he darted past a number of men to score.
The victory was also a superb way to finish the first half of the season as the u17s league resumes later next month.