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Cowen Injury Mars Another Emphatic Win For League Leaders

Playing into a strong wind in the first half, the Hull pack controlled the early exchanges allowing Mike Adlard freedom to pressurise the opposition with his breaks. From one of these, Simon Humberstone chipped through for Ali Thompson to open the scoring try for Hull at 5-0.

Within five minutes, the Hull backs broke from their own ’22’ leading to a superb try from Stephen McColl converted by Humberstone to put Hull 12-0 up. A serious elbow injury to Laurence Cowen seemed to unsettle Hull and lead to a period of pressure by Bournville. Sam Montieri snapped up an opportunist try converted by Mitch McGahan to bring Bournville close at 12-7. 

Hull struck back quickly as Harvey Harding beat three defenders to make it 17-7. Slick movement by the Bournville backs put Owen Williams in on the stroke of half-time to leave the scores close at 17-12.

In a highly entertaining second half, Hull used their forward power to close out the game despite Bournville using their speedy backs to break loose from time to time. Loma Kivalu powered through for Hull to guarantee their bonus point followed by a Humberstone conversion toed make it 24-12.

A superb period of play from the visitors saw Williams go in for the visitors to make it 24-17. Not to be outdone the pacey Hull backs led by Adlard put Keane Nayor in with a Humberstone conversion to make it 29-17.

Over-elaboration by Bournville allowed Hull in with Reece Dean touching down under the posts following an interception. Humberstone’s conversion made it 38-17 to Hull.

Charlie Beech then powered over to make it 43-17. A slick Hull move then saw Naylor go in for a try converted by Humberstone to see Hull onto the 50-point mark.

And on the stroke of full time Tom Burrows finished a fine move to record Bournville’s thoroughly deserved bonus point and finish the game at 50-22. A thoroughly entertaining game from two sides determined to play rugby.

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