11th Dec, 2018

Protherough: Ill-disciplined Bromsgrove will adapt to being under pressure

Craig Gibbons 21st Sep, 2017

DIRECTOR of rugby Dan Protherough has reiterated Bromsgrove must cut out the lack of discipline and adapt to how referees are dictating the game.

The Boars continued their 100 per cent winning record in Midlands One West on Saturday with a 31-23 victory at Camp Hill.

Will Harris, Ed Spalding and Josh Holt got the tries, Richard Mahoney kicked two conversions and penalty while James Upton also landed a couple of penalties.

But Bromsgrove made hard work of the win as they let a 17-3 lead slip to go into the break level at 20-20, before a strong second-half display secured a third win on the bounce for Protherough’s side.

“It was a strange game as we started really well but we conceded too many penalties which allowed Camp Hill to get back at us,” Protherough said.

“We are having little moments when we are under pressure where the lads do not seem to know what people are going to do.

“Our discipline is lacking but we are also not adapting to the new breakdown rules and how referees are dealing with that.

“We are a developing side and I am hoping that we will become a very fluid unit soon.”

Bromsgrove will be looking to make it four league wins on the spin on Saturday when they welcome Dudley Kingswinford to Finstall Park.

The clash also serves as a North Midlands Cup tie and Protherough is expecting a tough game from a side which is also yet to lose this season.

“DK have a very good side full of homegrown talent which has come through the club’s mini and junior sections,” he said.

“They also have a very good player in Jordan Brookes who has signed from Macclesfield so we are in for a tough game.

“DK are full of pace and power and I expect it to be really good battle this weekend.”

Jake Abbott (hamstring), Lewis Arnold (broken collar) and Tom Millen (hamstring) are unavailable this weekend but Ollie Bache returns.

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