21st Mar, 2019

Shewell: Droitwich going all out to win the league this weekend

Craig Gibbons 19th Apr, 2018 Updated: 19th Apr, 2018

SKIPPER James Shewell says Droitwich will be going all out to win the Midlands Two West (South) title this weekend.

The Monners, who sit one point ahead of second-placed Malvern having played a game less, only need a bonus point victory against basement boys Old Yardleians on Saturday to claim back-to-back league crowns.

Yardleians have lost all of their 21 fixtures so far but Shewell told the Standard he had a lot of respect for the Shirley-based club.

“I have been in that kind of position before and it is not nice,” he said.

“Being able to fulfill their fixtures every week shows they are a good club and I have massive respect for them.

“We cannot afford to take them lightly, though, as they will be looking for one last shot to reward their faithful fans.

“We will be going all out to win the league this weekend as it will relieve a lot of pressure going into our final game of the season against Evesham.”

Droitwich will be confident of securing the title as they head into the top versus bottom encounter on the back of Saturday’s 40-10 home victory over third-from-bottom Nuneaton Old Edwardians.

Sam O’Brien, Brad Cook and Nat Maginnis all got two tries each while Cook kicked five conversions.

“We got off to a slow start but once the confidence began to grow I always knew we’d go on to win,” said Shewell.

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