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Droitwich Rugby Club look to extend perfect start in promotion clash

Nigel Slater 16th Dec, 2016

DROITWICH Rugby Club boss Adam Drew has warned his side not to get complacent as they aim to secure an impressive eleventh straight league win.

Following an impressive 34-7 win away at Rugby St Andrews last weekend, league leaders Spa will bid to extend their 100 per cent winning start in Midlands West 3 (South) tomorrow (Saturday).

But aiming to stop them will be Shipston on Stour who are also firmly in the promotion hunt, currently third placed in the league having won seven out of their first ten matches.

The match will be the final one of what has been a mixed 2016 for Droitwich having suffered relegated from Midlands West 2 (South) back in April.

Speaking to the Standard, Drew said his side are ready for another tough encounter at The Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground this weekend.

“All the players are geared up for the weekend, it’s going to be a tough match but we know we have the quality to win it,” he said.

“Recently we’ve been talking about going into the New Year with our unbeaten record still in tact and that is what we are concentrating on.

“We’re two good sides so it has the makings of being a good game and we’ll have to be at our best.

“Shipston are a good side and if we lose to them then we will deal with it hands on and look to takes the positives out of it.”

Much has changed since Droitwich embarrassingly bowed of the Midlands West 2 (South) finishing rock bottom before Drew took over the reigns in July.

And his appointment and a raft of new signings has seen the club transform into winners with the club losing just one game in all competitions this season.

But Drew said the club have got to keep focusing on the job in hand before any thoughts on lifting silverware.

“We haven’t won anything yet and it is important we keep our feet on the ground,” he added.

“There is no such thing as an easy game in this league and if we turn up just thinking we will win that will be very dangerous. We must guard against complacency and play each match the way we can.

“If we do that then hopefully at the end of the season there will be something to celebrate but we must take each game one at a time.”

 

DROITWICH have been handed an away trip in the RFU Midlands Senior Vase semi-finals.

Adam Drew’s in-form side will meet Northampton Casuals on Saturday, January 14.

The winner of the match will progress to the regional final, effectively the national stage quarter-final in March.

Spa booked their place in the Midlands semi-finals last month with a 60-3 thrashing of Daventry.

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