Rugby: Magnificent seven as Tonbridge Juddians recover from losing streak

Pam Mills

TONBRIDGE JUDDIANS bounced back from five defeats in a row in National Two South with a highly impressive performance on the road and a scintilating, seven-try win over Broadstreet in Coventry.

With Liam Prescott and Nathan Holmes converting all seven scores, TJs took maximum points and rose to ninth place in the table.

Broadstreet had enjoyed a decent run of results but TJs’ losing streak was soon forgotten as the visitors struck first through Murray -Galbraith-Lowe and then Hugo Watson, who finished off some good approach work down the left.

Liam Prescott was on good form with the boot as he slotted the second conversion from the far touchline.

Broadstreet hit back with a converted try but TJs were soon back on the front foot as Reece Conlon and Mike O’Sullivan made ground from a stolen lineout and Prescott expertly kicked crossfield for Fin Coxon-Smith to gather and score all in a single dive.

As half-time approached Prescott added a penalty which hit the crossbar before falling over and TJs led 24-7 at the break.

Tom Nicoll appeared on the flank for TJs and it was he who finished off a sweeping move to secure the bonus point fourth try.

There was no letting up from TJs, Duncan Tout adding the fifth and sixth tries and Galbraith-Lowe ending the game as it started with his second score. The spring was definitely back in the TJ step.

They return to The Slade on Saturday [November 11, kick-off 3pm] for another big game against Old Redcliffians.

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