Jan 27 2012 by David Irwin, Solihull News
Camp Hill 38 - 16 Whitchurch
IN similar fashion to the previous week, Camp Hill saved their better form until the second half to eventually produce this sizeable bonus point victory.
A young-looking Whitchurch side started well and took a fourth minute lead when centre George Brereton collected and went over for a try.
The high winds were causing plenty of problems which resulted in handling and kicking errors.
Camp Hill got themselves onto the scoreboard midway through the half when loose ball from a five-metre Whitchurch scrum was touched down by home No. 8 Jan van der Walt before centre Ian Briggs added the conversion for 7 - 5.
Within five minutes, a Whitchurch drive took them to the home line for prop Steve Bloore to score to regain the lead.
With eight minutes of the half remaining, a quick tap penalty from Briggs freed Simon Edwards who sprinted to the line to score. Briggs kicked the two pointer for 14 - 10.
The second period was just three minutes old when a well-co-ordinated passage of play spread from right to left before a break from Briggs saw him put in Edwards for his second of the match and 99 career try.
Briggs obliged with the extras but two quick penalties from Danny Nicholas then reduced Camp’s lead to five points. Briggs’ 24th minute penalty pushed his side to 24 - 16.
Then, in the 74th minute, the visitors’ tiring defence was unable to halt a powerful Edwards breakaway before he fed right wing Mark Lisle for his maiden Camp Hill score.
Briggs converted this as well as Lisle’s second score which saw Camps win well in the end and rise a further two places in the league to eighth.