20th Oct, 2019

Bonus points will be "crucial" says Drew

Ben Tyler 26th Sep, 2019

MONNERS director of rugby Adam Drew says the two bonus points gained from last weekend’s 30-26 defeat at Hereford will prove crucial later in the season.

Tries from Matt Handford, Chris Hooper, James Horrocks and David Jefferson took Droitwich mightily close to victory in the Midlands 1 West encounter, but they were ultimately edged to sit eighth in the table.

Drew has no qualms about the missed opportunity that his side had to take a second win of the campaign, and felt the Monners should have claimed a win.

“It was a game that we should’ve won, we got two points out of it but I feel the game was ours,” he said.

“I think we had a lull early on, we managed to switch on a bit and at one stage we had a penalty that we chose to run on instead of kick.

“We had a couple of decisions go against us, but generally I think we were just a bit off colour.”

“Those two points will end up being crucial towards the end of the season, so I can’t have too many complaints.

Droitwich’s task at hand does not get any easier despite returning to home turf at The Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground, with unbeaten Kenilworth coming to town on Saturday (3pm).

The visitors sit second at present with three wins from three, but the Monners chief says his side can deal their opponents their first loss of the season, adding: “There’s no doubt we can beat teams on our day – we can get some momentum going on Saturday.

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