Vic­tory sees Brack­nell climb up ta­ble

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT - BRACK­NELL: Hills, Se­gre, Henry, Na­ca­mavutu, McDon­ald, Hard­wicke, Franklin, Bell­man, Clarke, Ovens, Bai­ley, Steven­son-Leigh, Salus­tri, Spencer-Jones, Gib­bons. Reps: Dowd­ing, Scott, Bayliss.

BRACK­NELL climbed out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone with a hard-fought bonus-point win over Dry­brook at Lily Hill Park.

Conor Se­gre, Gabe Hills and El­liott Bell­man were among the scor­ers for the hosts as they held off their strug­gling op­po­nents to clinch vic­tory.

Brack­nell handed a de­but to flanker Thomas Spencer-Jones while Ja­son Henry also re­turned to the side.

And the early pres­sure paid off when Se­gre got on the end of a Sam Gib­bons pass to open the lead af­ter five min­utes.

Dry­brook re­duced the ar­rears with a penalty and then went ahead through for­ward Kyle Frowen’s try.

But Brack­nell re­sponded well to go back in front with Hills weav­ing his way through be­fore pulling clear with Se­gre scor­ing again fol­low­ing good work by Cam McDon­ald.

Lead­ing 19-8 at the break, the home side sealed a bonus point early in the sec­ond half with Bell­man dot­ting down off a driv­ing maul.

But Dry­brook would not roll over eas­ily as Mitch Bald­win scored be­fore the lead was cut to just four points.

A sus­pected bro­ken an­kle to vis­it­ing Dec Fis­sendon held the game up for over 10 min­utes, but when the game re­sumed a Vic Hard­wicke penalty pulled Brack­nell clear to win.

Pic­ture: Jayne White­legg

Brack­nell beat Dry­brook

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