15th Nov, 2019

We need points on Saturday, says Monners' Drew

Ben Tyler 17th Oct, 2019

DROITWICH director of rugby Adam Drew says the Monners should take inspiration from Worcester’s win over Stoke when visiting Ludlow on Saturday (3pm).

A 32-14 defeat to Lichfield at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground was Droitwich’s fourth loss in Midlands 1 West this season, with James Horrocks and Phil Horton scoring the points for the hosts.

Drew says that a victory, or some points at the very least, in Shropshire have been made paramount by results elsewhere in the division.

“It’s hugely important, especially when you look at Worcester’s shock win (47-12) versus Stoke at the weekend,” he said.

“We need to go there to win, but take some points no matter what.

“I’ve watched Ludlow, they’re a good side, but it’ll be very much an even contest.”

Evaluating last weekend’s reverse against fifth-placed Lichfield, a result which moves Droitwich down to tenth, the Monners chief points to a lack of killer instinct in the final third as their undoing.

“We made too many fundamental errors, we restarted with a poor kick which they capitalised on,” said Drew.

“Lichfield are a very good side, but they’re not unbeatable – you look at their points conceded and it’s nearly as many as they’ve scored.

“We were not clinical enough, we’re trying to learn from these results, but it was always a big ask last weekend with five or six players missing.

“We’re not a club with that kind of depth to make changes, we’ve got 19 or 20 first-teamers but that’s it.”

Drew has confirmed a much healthier selection of players to choose from for the weekend, with a number of players set to return.

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