19th Oct, 2019

"We had to look ourselves in the mirror, that got us back on track" says Drew after Droitwich win third game from four

Ben Tyler 4th Apr, 2019

DROITWICH RFC’s Director of Rugby Adam Drew expressed his delight after the Monners’ 36-24 win over Stourbridge Lions in Midlands 1 West last Friday night.

Tries from James Shewell, James Horrocks, Nico Mason, Chris Hooper, a double from Phil Horton and the added points from conversions courtesy of Bobby Scott-Walker, sent Droitwich on the way to another win.

It continues their strong recent form, having won three of their last four games in March.

Drew highlighted the importance of the home crowd in roaring Droitwich on to a win which secures them at least a ninth placed finish this season.

“It was a massive result, in a big game when you’ve got home advantage, it’s always a positive.

“In the previous game against Stoke, they defended well as expected, we went up there looking for at least a point.

“We targetted Stoke’s weaknesses, and although we didn’t get the draw, I thought we were good value for our win against Stourbridge.”

He pointed to the impact that every player who stepped foot onto the pitch at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground had last week, and found no real flaws to the game his side played.

“The whole team effort was really pleasing, the forwards were exceptional, the backs were superb, they had to get a result after Stoke and they did just that.”

Drew pinpointed the two losses to Malvern and Moseley Oak In February as a turning point for the Monners, who proceeded to have a near perfect set of results in March – beating Newbold, Old Halesonians and then Stoke.

“We had a couple of bad losses in February, we knew we had to look ourselves in the mirror and have a reality check – which was important.

“That brought us right back down to earth, the players have certainly got the ability, but we needed to have that moment to turn things around.

“Injuries also struck the squad, which I’m not going to use as an excuse, that had an impact, but we stepped it up a gear and are back to playing great rugby again.”

Going into the final away fixture of the season this Saturday, when Droitwich visit Sutton Coldfield, Drew says his side is feeling confident of securing a result.

“I think we’ve got a great chance, Sutton are an old, established club who have had their time, but we’re going up there for points and for the win on Saturday.”

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