15th Dec, 2019

Kidderminster clash a must-win, says Monners chief Drew

Ben Tyler 4th Oct, 2019

DIRECTOR of rugby Adam Drew says Droitwich must take advantage of hosts Kidderminster’s struggles at the bottom of Midlands One West when the two sides go head-to-head on Saturday (3pm).

Unbeaten Kenilworth were made to sweat to beat the Monners last weekend, after Droitwich pulled back an initial 12-point deficit with a late rally to narrowly lose 19-17.

Droitwich sit ninth in the table with one win from four games played, leaving Drew adamant his side need to get back to winning ways this weekend.

“We need to win, that’s not being detrimental to Kidderminster – they’re a good side who are new in this division,” he said.

“They are struggling like we did when we first came into the league.

“It’s a huge learning curve, but we have to be confident that we can take the points on Saturday.”

The Monners chief felt his side should have won the game against Kenilworth with the chances they enjoyed towards the end, scoring two late tries but crucially missing a conversion with their final score to miss out on a draw.

“We missed a couple of kicks to win the game but that’s rugby,” said Drew.

“It was a fair result really, we came away with a point and it was the same with Hereford the week before.

“The difference is they had a few more players in depth, in that area we’re a bit weak and it does reflect on the scoreline.

“Kenilworth were no doubt the best team we’ve faced, but we didn’t play bad by any measure.

“We’re getting better and stronger, we just need to keep working hard on the training paddock.”

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