DROITWICH director of rugby Adam Drew was all smiles over the weekend as his players got their Midlands Three West (South) campaign off to a flying start with a 74-13 victory over Bedworth.
After their game at newly-promoted Upton-upon-Severn was called off, Drew’s men opened up their account at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground on Saturday with a rampant victory over a Bedworth side who were relegated from Midlands Two West (South) last season along with Droitwich.
Phil Horton and Craig Mortlemans claimed a hat-trick of tries while Dan Wilkinson (2), Aron Middleton and Sam O’Brien also touched down.
Bobby Scott-Walker was also among the points as he kicked two penalties as well as nine conversions.
The result leaves Droitwich top of the table with ten points out of ten and boss Drew was full of praise for a ruthless performance.
“It was an absolutely fantastic and brilliant display. Bedworth are a strong side in a physical sense so to command the game in the way we did was great to see,” he said.
“We did not take the foot off the gas and we will carry that momentum into the next game.
“I always take a negative from games and what I took out of Saturday’s game was why did we let Bedworth score 13 points.
“To combat that, we worked on some defensive drills in training last night (Tuesday) as it’s important to know how to shut a game down.”
Now boasting a points difference of 61 after two games, Drew believes their emphatic victory makes up for not playing against Upton.
“It’s a shame for Upton to not get a game as they were on the high after gaining promotion,” Drew added.
“We was expecting a tough game but they failed to raise a side. And if at the end of the season you’re relying on points difference to go up, games like that can cost you.
“We got five points for doing nothing but the win big win over Bedworth has put us right back on track.”
Droitwich will host Harborne in a friendly on Saturday before returning to league action on October 1 when they travel to Woodrush.