Spartans hold on to claim win despite Bream surge
IF BREAM thought it was tough last week against Ross they were in for a shock against Spartans.
The best chances to score came from Bream winger Joel Lesperance who went close on a couple of occasions.
In the second half, a scrum deep in the Bream half saw the ball won and the forwards looked to drive forward.
But the ever-present Spartans forwards stole the ball and whipped it out to speedy winger Josh Fowke who ran in an excellent try in the corner but the difficult conversion was missed.
Bream got back into the Spartans' half and full-back James Bovill had a good chance to get Bream on the scoreboard but missed the relatively easy penalty.
From a scrum in the Bream half Spartans secured good ball and from out of nowhere the fly-half's drop goal sailed between the uprights.
Back came Bream to lay seige to the Spartans tryline and from a scrum Bream's coach and number eight Dave Emery managed to get the touchdown near to the posts.
The easy conversion attempt was somehow missed by Bovill.
In the last few minutes of the game Spartans were forced to defend their slender lead with 14 men after a yellow card to one of their forwards.
But Bream's efforts were spurned by the tight defence of Spartans.