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Shewell: Droitwich have found their feet nice and early

Craig Gibbons 28th Sep, 2017 Updated: 28th Sep, 2017

CAPTAIN James Shewell believes the Droitwich steam train is showing no signs of slowing down ahead of their Midlands Two West (South) clash with Barkers Butts this weekend.

After securing promotion from Midlands Three West (South) last term, the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground side have got off to a flying start in the division which they got relegated from two seasons ago.

Shewell’s side lead the way after two games, with their latest success coming in an emphatic 87-13 victory at Silhillians on Saturday which featured 13 tries for the home side.

Luke Penn led the way with four tries while Matthew Handford (2), Stephen Poke, Josh Lippett, Brad Smith, Sam O’Brien, Ruben Staite and Russell Brown also touched down.

Bobby Scott-Walker kicked 11 out of 13 conversions.

Barkers Butts have also won their opening two fixtures of the new campaign but Shewell is confident Droitwich have what it takes to keep their own unbeaten run going on Saturday.

“I thought we would have a rocky start and then settle but we have hit the ground running and there are no signs of us slowing down,” he said.

“I was expecting a tougher game against Silhillians but we were superb and it is good to see we are finding our feet nice and early in this division.

“A lot of that has come down to the excellent coaching and huge numbers turning up at training.

“It’s a shame somebody’s unbeaten run has to end this weekend but if it’s ours then it is not the end of the world because we are only going to be three games into the season.”

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