22nd Apr, 2018

Protherough: Bromsgrove must continue to learn

Craig Gibbons 22nd Feb, 2017

BROMSGROVE’S director of rugby Dan Protherough says the club has to keep learning as they suffered their 18th National Three South West defeat to Salisbury on Saturday.

The Boars, who have only won twice all season since being level transferred from National Three Midlands, actually got off to a good start and went into the break 22-14 up.

But Protherough’s side could make the most of their chances as Salisbury notched up some late scores to record a 42-22 victory, putting the Boars ever close to relegation.

“We shot ourselves in the foot as we had plenty of chances to take points,” Protherough said.

“Before the game we had talked about ticking the scoreboard over even if we was losing and to not panic.

“It’s frustrating as we played some really good rugby but we were too sloppy in defence which has been the story of our season.

“We have to find that special formula to give us a win but when you have lost so many games it’s hard to do that.”

The Boars have a week off this weekend before they return to action next Saturday (March 4) with a home fixture against mid-table Newton Abbot.

And with just six fixtures left of the campaign, Protherough is calling on his side to keep on progressing.

“The aim is the same as every week, we have got to learn and got to get better – that is key,” he added.

“On Saturday when went three steps forward then went two steps back so we have to improve on that.

“There’s nothing wrong with how we are attacking at the moment but defensively we are very fragile which means we are easy to score against.

“We have to bring both sides of the game if we want to win games.”

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