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Protherough: Bromsgrove firmly focused on Moseley Oak test

Craig Gibbons 17th Oct, 2018 Updated: 17th Oct, 2018

BROMSGROVE will be aiming to make it seven wins from seven league outings this weekend when they play host to Moseley Oak.

The Boars currently sit second in the Midlands One West table, despite their incredible start to the new season.

Newbold on Avon, who have also won six out of six, lead the way by virtue of points difference.

With Bromsgrove and Newbold locking horns on Saturday, October 27, director of rugby Dan Protherough told the Standard that Saturday’s clash against Moseley is one they cannot afford to take their eyes off.

“One thing we were guilty of last season is starting to think too far ahead,” he said.

“Games like these are potential banana skins if we don’t prepare properly so we’ll be making sure we are fully focused.

“Of course it’s hard to not think about the games against Newbold and Old Halesonians but at the end of the day, it’s early days in the season.

“Nothing is won after seven or eight games.

“Newbold away will be tough but first we have got to deal with Moseley and get the right result and right performance.”

Bromsgrove, who were handed a bye in the North Midlands Cup after opponents Droitwich pulled out, made the most of an empty schedule last weekend by taking on their near neighbours in a Presidents game last Friday night.

The Boars, who fielded a mix of first and second team players, prevailed 53-26.

“It was good exercise for us as it gave me the chance to give minutes to those who have been sitting on the bench in recent weeks,” said Protherough.

“It also allowed some of our veterans to rest and recover too which they greatly appreciate.”

Meanwhile, Bromsgrove have re-signed Chris Morgan from Bournville.

“He’s a good lad, popular among the committee and will be a great addition to the squad,” added Protherough.

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