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Skinner - Stoke clash is Droitwich's biggest fixture of the season so far

Craig Gibbons 22nd Nov, 2018 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2018

SKIPPER Josh Skinner says Droitwich’s home clash against Stoke on Saturday is the club’s biggest fixture of the season so far.

The Monners currently sit level on points with Stoke (20) after ten games and know a victory would create some breathing some between themselves and the Midlands One West drop zone.

With a number of key players expected to return to the squad, Skinner is confident ninth-placed Droitwich can come away with victory.

“We’re feeling strong going into the Stoke clash and it’s one of those games we know we can get a positive result from,” he said.

“We will be quite disappointed if we don’t beat Stoke because we want to create a gap between ourselves and the sides below us.

“It’s probably our biggest fixture of the season and we really want to lay down a marker.”

Droitwich head into the game on the back of Saturday’s 20-20 draw at Old Halesonians.

Skinner, Keith Adams and Dan Guest got the tries, while Bobby Scott-Walker kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Droitwich had come close to winning, only to concede with the last play of the game.

“It was a good test for ourselves against one of the stronger teams in the division,” said Skinner.

“We missed an opportunity to get two tries in the first half and were very unlucky to concede one right at the death.

“Overall we were quite happy with the result because we felt like we proved some of our doubters wrong in the fact we can compete in this division.

“However, I personally felt we had done enough to deserve the win.”

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