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Longlevens blow Brockworth away with second-half performance

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

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Longlevens 44 Brockworth 10

LONGLEVENS’ outstanding second-half performance blew Brockworth away following five unanswered tries.

This has elevated Longlevens to fourth in the table with two games in hand while Brockworth lie in sixth.

The first half was a fiercely-battled event with the Badgers looking to start strongly.

With their first real attack, Brockworth caught Levens sleeping as their ten crashed his way through for the first try of the game before Mike Hagan slotted a penalty to reduce the score line.

Fly half Ross soon made amends for allowing his opposite number through by avoiding a handful of covering defenders to crash over under the posts to put the travelling side 10-7 up at half-time.

The second half was a different story with Levens dominating from start to finish.

Flanker Andrew Royce took the kick-off setting up Craig Barden who beat his man.

A neat interchange between Mike Yorke and full-back Tom Evans saw the latter dart over for a well-worked team try and he could not believe his luck as he scored a second interception try minutes later.

The Levens pack were now in ascendancy and creating huge amounts of possession for their free-running backs.

Ross Preedy rounded off his second senior game after moving up from the junior section with two further tries to end his afternoon with a hat-trick.

His kicking out of hand was at times sensational and pinned Brockworth back time and time again.

Barden enjoyed a change of position to centre, and made a fine break that saw him run nearly 60 metres before letting Jack Beck dive in under the posts.

Levens missed several opportunities to get to the half century but were happy with the bonus-point win.

Hagan had another decent afternoon with the boot, after missing just one conversion.

This week is a huge game for Longlevens against promotion rivals Widden, who knocked Bream off the top of the table with a fine win.

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