16th Oct, 2019

Skinner not concerned by Droitwich's winless run

SKIPPER Josh Skinner says he is not concerned by Droitwich’s four-game winless run in Midlands One West.

The Monners have not won a game since the 39-10 victory over Moseley Oak at the end of October but Skinner is confident the players have the ability to turn their fortunes around.

Skinner will be hoping that starts on Saturday when Sutton Coldfield visit the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground.

“Sutton have put in some strong performances this season it’s going to be another very tough game for us,” he said.

“If we don’t get the win the minimum we want to achieve is some bonus points just so we can keep that gap to teams at the bottom.

“We’re lucky that results went our way last Saturday but we don’t want to be relying on other teams.

“There’s always a few who keep an eye on the table but it doesn’t concern me that we haven’t won in four.

“We’ve been boosted by the news Phil Horton and Sam O’Brien will return in the New Year so we’re looking forward to that.

“However, we have got two games before then and we’d like to pick up as many points as possible.”

Droitwich go into the game on the back of last Friday night’s 43-17 defeat at Stourbridge Lions.

Having fallen 12-0 down, Droitwich levelled through a Pete Knight try and a penalty score.

Stourbridge then ran away with the game in the second period before Chris Hooper notched a consolation try for the visitors.

“From the off you could tell we were not focused,” said Skinner.

“We did well to get back to 12-12 but I think we let ourselves down.

“The referee lost control of the game a little but that’s no excuse as we simply did not play at our best.”

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