19th Aug, 2018

Shewell: Twickers heartache should not gloss over Droitwich's fantastic season

Craig Gibbons 10th May, 2018

SKIPPER James Shewell says Droitwich’s Twickenham heartache should not detract from what has been a remarkable season for the Monners.

The Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground side were beaten 63-14 by Camberley at the home of rugby in the RFU Intermediate Cup last Sunday.

Joshua Skinner and Matthew Barnes got the Droitwich tries with Bobby Scott-Walker converting both.

It was the second successive year Droitwich have lost at Twickenham following their 35-17 reverse to Farnham in the Senior Vase final last season.

But having won Midlands Two West (South) league title with just one league defeat to their name, Shewell told the Standard the focus should not be on the cup final heartache.

“Camberley were simply the better side and I think even if we played them again we would not beat them,” he said.

“There will be plenty of personal memories for the lads and it was great to walk out with my daughter who was a mascot.

“It was a fabulous weekend for everyone and we should not let the defeat turn our attentions away from what has been a brilliant season.

“There are exciting times ahead but we will focus on those after the summer break.”

Droitwich finish their season on Sunday when they take on Shrewsbury in the North Midlands Shield Plate final.

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