12th Nov, 2018

Droitwich promise to keep on improving

Craig Gibbons 14th Sep, 2018

SKIPPER Sam O’Brien is confident Droitwich can get their first Midlands One West victory this weekend following a spirited display against local rivals Bromsgrove last Friday night.

The promoted Monners, who lost their opening game of the season 35-0 at Whitchuch, put up on a stronger outing last Friday night in their 31-15 reverse to visitors Bromsgrove at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground.

Speaking to the Standard, O’Brien hopes the positive performance carries over into their local derby at Worcester tomorrow (Saturday).

“After the disappointment at Whitchurch, the lads performed really well against Bromsgrove and put some pride back in the shirt,” he said.

“Bromsgrove were more clinical than us in the end but we certainly improved on our previous showing.

“We are trying to play a smarter style of rugby rather than just bully teams so it’s going to take a little while to get used to.

“We’ve got another local derby this weekend and all the lads are buzzing for it so hopefully we can take our performance from the Bromsgrove match up to Worcester.”

Having lost just once in the past two seasons prior to the new campaign, losing back-to-back games is certainly a new feeling for Droitwich but O’Brien stressed the club would not be hitting the panic button.

“It’s a new level for us and we’re finding our feet,” he added.

“Of course there are going to be teething problems but I am sure that once we get that first win it will give us some momentum.”

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