18th Dec, 2017

Shewell: Droitwich ready for Leamington challenge

Craig Gibbons 30th Nov, 2017

DROITWICH skipper James Shewell is hoping to exact some revenge on Leamington this weekend – the last team to inflict a league defeat on the Salt Boys.

The Warwickshire side thumped already relegated Droitwich 56-0 in the final Midlands Two West (South) fixture of the 2015/16 season.

Since then, the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground side gained instant promotion from Midlands Three West (South), winning all 22 of their league games.

The yellow and blacks have marked their return to the level above with eight wins on the bounce to extend their unbeaten league run to 30.

And with a much-anticipated return to Leamington on Saturday, Shewell is ready to get one over on their mid-table hosts.

“They absolutely stuffed us last time out,” he said.

“So this weekend we will be looking to set the record straight but they are on a decent run of form and will be hard to break down.

“Leamington is a difficult place to go to and games are not high-scoring because the pitch is smaller.

“We are in for challenge as we have a few injuries but we are confident we can get the right result.”

The Salt Boys head into the Leamington clash on the back of a comfortable 41-0 home victory over third placed Kenilworth Wardens.

The hosts put themselves 17-0 up inside the opening thirty minutes with three tries from winger Brad Cook on his debut and a conversion from Bobby Scott-Walker.

Droitwich extended their lead immediately after half-time with a try from Ruben Staite before he added a second by the posts with the final quarter approaching to give his side a 29-0 advantage following Scott-Walker’s conversion.

Mark Strutt was next to cross the line before Rob Poke completed the try-scoring after 75 minutes with Scott-Walker again adding the extras.

“It was our most complete performance of the season,” said Shewell.

“Once again we came out the blocks all guns blazing and Kenilworth struggled to find a way back into the game.

“What is important now is we follow that result up with one at Leamington.”

 

 

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