18th Nov, 2019

Improvements clear to see for Protherough

Ben Tyler 18th Oct, 2019

BROMSGROVE’S Dan Protherough felt key improvements were made in last weekend’s 17-7 win away to Broadstreet.

Tries from Drew Harper and Jack Tharme, with the extras being added by Will Harris on one occasion, helped the Boars claim a third success of the Midlands Premier campaign and move them up to eighth.

Protherough believes there were enough chances in his side’s favour to have claimed further tries, and said: “I thought we probably should’ve won by more in the end.

“We didn’t capitalise on the sustained pressure that we enjoyed, we had a few situations where we had a few dropped balls, but at the same time, we had to deal with some sustained pressure at the end – so I thought it was a fair result.

“We started much better and it was 0-0 15 minutes in as we got into the game away from home, which was our problem in the previous two weeks.

“Then we had the crucial period just before half time to put us 14-7 up, we scored a penalty just after half time and overall after that it was straightforward for us.”

The Bromsgrove director of rugby has now urged his side to claim back-to-back victories for the first time this season in Saturday’s (3pm) meeting with bottom-side South Leicester at Finstall Road – albeit by not allowing performance levels to drop.

“Of course, we want to win it, and we’ll be trying our best to,” said Protherough.

“You’d expect us to with their results – but we can’t take them lightly.

“We’ve got focus on us and try and impose our style on them.”

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