September 25th, 2016

Protherough: Bromsgrove must turn pressure into points

Updated: 1:41 pm, Sep 14, 2016

DAN PROTHEROUGH wants his Bromsgrove players to start turning pressure into points as they look for their first victory in National League Three South West this weekend.

The Boars sit rock-bottom of the table after two games on minus five points following their 34-15 defeat to Bristol-based Cleve on Saturday.

Cleve got off to a flying start as they raced into a 24-0 lead before James Upton reduced the arrears just before half time.

Upton then converted a try from Sam Montieri to reduce the score to 24-10 followed by Jack Pons getting Bromsgrove’s second try of the game before a total collapse gifted Cleve the points.

Director of rugby Protherough said: “The players are bedding in and the performances in both our games have been encouraging as we are creating chances.

“However, what we need to start doing is turning that pressure into points but overall I am happy with the players and there’s plenty to build on.

“Maybe we need to look at the structure of warm ups when we travel away from home because we got off to a slow start and we want to counter that.

“With so much travelling, we’d like to make Finstall Park a fortress but it’s just as important to pick up points on the road.

“We will take every game as it comes and we are fully focused on trying to get as many wins as possible.

“And hopefully we can get our first win this weekend.”

Bromsgrove will hope to pick up their first victory of the season when they welcome Bristol-based Dings Crusaders to Finstall Park on Saturday.

And Protherough is boosted by the returns of Jon Critchlow, Bobby Green and Tom Hardwick for the clash.

“It’s going to be a very tough fixture so we just got to make sure we are on our game from the start,” Protherough added.