FLY-HALF Guy Swadling kept the Bulls in touch with four first half penalties whilst a rampant Heathens side clocked up
FLY-HALF Guy Swadling kept the Bulls in touch with four first half penalties whilst a rampant Heathens side clocked up three tries to take a 19-20 advantage into the second half on the Regatta Meadow on Saturday.
The Bulls prop James Hadfield managed to plough a line at the rear of a tight rolling maul just before the break to add confidence that the hosts could pull off a comeback.
After the break flanker Chris Emmett found enough space to cut back on a right hand break and scythe through to score under the posts.
The Heathens were punished for repetitive infringements and lost two key players to the sin bin adding to the Bulls’ momentum.
With a manpower advantage, centre Charles Incledon showed his pace and guile to add a third try outstripping the overstretched Heathens defence to put the Bulls 33-20 ahead.
Swadling then stole into the Heathens attack and collected an interception to run in from his own 22-metre line and put the Bulls out of sight. Swadling’s contribution totalled 25 points as his kicking tally was an impressive 100 per cent.
Blackheath continued to fight their cause and were rewarded minutes from time with a late try as the Bulls’ efforts had been exhausted.