9th Dec, 2018

Droitwich eager to right the wrongs from Stoke defeat, says skipper

Droitwich Editorial 29th Nov, 2018

SKIPPER Josh Skinner says Droitwich are psyched up to right the wrongs from the defeat to Stoke when they visit Stourbridge Lions on Friday night.

The Monners were left frustrated that they did not come away with victory last Saturday, having had an 11-point lead over Stoke going into the final five minutes only to concede two converted tries to lose 41-38.

It’s the second consecutive game that Droitwich have been punished for conceding a late score, with the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground side forced to share the spoils in a 20-20 draw with Old Halesonians a fortnight ago after allowing the Hagley-based outfit to grab a last-gasp try.

The defeat to Stoke leaves Droitwich 13 points clear of the drop zone but Skinner told the Standard the players are going to go all guns blazing to secure victory over Stourbridge, who sit one point above them in the table.

“Losing to Stoke really hurt the lads but everyone is up for righting the wrongs from last Saturday,” said Skinner.

“We did not start well but we showed some heart to get back into the game and take an 11-point lead going into the final five minutes.

“To concede 14 points in such a short space of time was really disappointing but we’re looking forward to trying to get back on track at Stourbridge.

“We’re still firmly focused and I am confident we will be in a good position come the end of the season.”

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