12th Dec, 2018

Shewell: Droitwich aiming to keep momentum going after first league win

Craig Gibbons 10th Oct, 2018

JAMES SHEWELL says there’s more to come from Droitwich after they claimed their first league win of the season at the sixth time of asking.

The Monners edged out basement boys Longton 40-34 on Saturday afternoon, a result which lifted them up to tenth place in the Midlands One West standings.

Keith Adams bagged four tries while Pete Knight and Shewell also crossed the whitewash.

Chris Hooper kicked five conversions.

“We were ecstatic to get that first win because we felt it had been coming due to the performances had been improving week by week,” said Shewell, who plays as a tight head prop.

“We have been building confidence and ever since the narrow defeat to Bromsgrove we knew we could compete in this division.

“Playing the team at the bottom gave us a great chance to get that first win and we took it.

“There’s a lot of confidence in the squad and I think if we had lost on Saturday that would have taken a knock.

“However, it is onwards and upwards now and hopefully we can push ourselves up the table.

“We will do what we have done for the past two seasons and take each game as it comes.”

Droitwich return to league action on Saturday, October 20 when they welcome Malvern to the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground.

The two sides know each other well from their days in Midlands Two West (South) and Shewell expects another tough encounter.

“They beat us towards the end of last season so we want to put the record straight,” he added.

“That should give us some motivation to go out there and get the win.

“The lads are confident so I can’t see any reason why we can’t get the job done.”

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