18th Jan, 2019

Droitwich stun Nuns with fightback

Droitwich Editorial 2nd Oct, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

DROITWICH secured their first win of the season as they came from behind to beat in-form Nuneaton Old Edwardians at The Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground.

The visitors looked set to record a third straight win in Midlands Two West (South) and inflict a third successive defeat on Spa as they opened up a 13-5 lead.

But Droitwich battled back as Oliver landed a penalty and scored a try either side of half-time before Ben Rean went over to clinch victory.

From the off, Nuneaton put pressure on the Droitwich forwards, but they held their own and scored the opening try when number eight Dave Edwards powered over.

Spa’s lead did not last long, though, as OEs crossed the whitewash twice before knocking over a penalty to open up an eight-point cushion.

But the hosts hit back with three points from the boot of Oliver after great work on the ground by James Thomas.

With their lead reduced to 13-8, Nuneaton upped the ante after the break, but Droitwich defended resolutely with some tough tackling.

This resilience proved pivotal as Droitwich took the lead when Oliver charged down a clearance and gathered himself to touch down.

Good hands through the backs then created space for debutant Joe Melfah to feed Ben Rean to gallop in at the corner.

Nuneaton pushed for another score, but Droitwich’s defence stood firm to close out the victory.

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