10th Dec, 2019

If we can learn from mistakes, then early defeat is worthwhile, says Drew

Ben Tyler 18th Sep, 2019

MONNERS director of rugby Adam Drew says he has no problem with his side’s 29-5 loss to Dudley Kingswinford – as long as his players rectify their mistakes.

Matt Handford scored the sole try of the afternoon for Droitwich following a well-worked move, but with two players sin-binned, the hosts were unable to add any further scores in the Midlands 1 West encounter.

Drew believes his side were better than the scoreline suggests, and were deserving of more in the game.

“We should’ve had another try, but at the end of the day, to beat DK was a big ask,” he said.

“They’re one of the teams in contention to go up, we’ve just got to make sure that we learn from our mistakes going forward.

“I thought we played very well, the ref seemed to favour DK and gave us a couple of questionable yellow cards, he seemed to have it in for us.”

And with it being the first time the Monners have tasted defeat this season, the Droitwich chief says it can be of great benefit to his troops.

“If you can look at your losses and turn them into positives, then losing early on is not a problem,” said Drew.

“It’s a long old season, so I’m not overly concerned – injuries and the like play a part as for any team.”

Hereford are the opponents in Saturday’s (3pm) away trip, a side who have recorded two wins from two so far this term.

But with previous history between the two sides, Drew is confident of notching another positive result against the opposition.

“Hereford away is always tough, but we beat them last year,” he said.

“So we can go there looking to claim a similar result this time around.”

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