22nd Sep, 2019

Bromsgrove have plenty to work on, says Protherough

Craig Gibbons 6th Sep, 2018 Updated: 6th Sep, 2018

BROMSGROVE’s director of rugby Dan Protherough insisted the Boars still have plenty to work on following the 31-20 victory over Worcester in their Midlands One West opener.

Bromsgrove had found themselves 24-13 up at the break, thanks to tries from Ed Spalding (2), Drew Harper and Kaj Douglas as well as a couple of conversions from Will Harris.

Worcester fought back in the second period and came to within four points of the Boars.

However, a try from Sam Knott, converted by Harris, secured the five points for the visitors but hard-to-please boss Protherough has demanded better.

“We blew them away in the first half but in the second half we seemed to lose our concentration and gave too many penalties away,” he said.

“Fortunately for us, Worcester did not take their chances and going forward we are going to have to work on our discipline.

“Proceedings got a little scrappy but to be fair, we defended really well considering how much pressure we were put under.

“There were some positives to take but there is lots to work on and the things we did not do right against Worcester we will hope to put right against Droitwich.”

The Boars make the trip to the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground tomorrow (Friday) to take on a Droitwich side aiming to bounce back to winning ways after they slumped to a 35-0 defeat at Whitchurch.

“We’re really looking forward to the game,” added Protherough.

“It’s Droitwich’s first home game at this level and the first time the two clubs have played each other in the league so it should be quite the spectacle.”

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