26th May, 2019

Droitwich on the search for third consecutive league win

Craig Gibbons 24th Oct, 2018

BUOYANT Droitwich will be going in search of their third consecutive league win when they play host to Moseley Oak.

The Monners claimed back-to-back wins last Saturday with a 59-29 success over Malvern in what was a clash of the promoted sides.

Victory moved Droitwich up to tenth in the table and gave them some breathing space between themselves and the four teams below them.

One of the teams below them is second-from-bottom Moseley who they welcome to the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground on Saturday for what director of rugby Adam Drew called another must-win game.

“We got a good win on Saturday and if we can’t carry that through to the Moseley game then all our hard work has been undone,” he said.

“It was a bit of a slow start to the campaign for us but over the last few weeks we’ve been getting stronger and working on our squad depth.

“Everything we are doing behind the scenes is slowly paying dividends and you can see that on the pitch.

“We want to stay in this division and before the season started I envisaged us finishing around tenth and that’s where we are now.

“However, we’d like to finish higher than that if possible.

“Moseley are looking to get back to winning ways but it’s a game we must win so we can carry some confidence into the home game against high-flying Newbold the following weekend.”

Chris Hooper (4), Sean Walker, Dan Guest, Josh Olver, Aron Middleton and Nico Mason bagged the tries for Droitwich in the victory over Malvern while Hooper (5) and Sean Walker kicked the conversions.

While Drew felt the clash between the two county rivals had a lot riding on it, he stressed the pressure did not faze his players.

“During the warm up you could tell the lads were right up for it,” he added.

“It was an important game for both teams but the focus was exactly where it needed to be.”

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