13th Dec, 2018

Protherough wants Bromsgrove to set the record straight at Sutton Coldfield

Craig Gibbons 29th Nov, 2018

DIRECTOR of rugby Dan Protherough says Bromsgrove will be looking to set the record straight when they visit Sutton Coldfield.

The Boars suffered a 36-33 reverse to Sutton last season and Protherough does not want a repeat performance as his side seek to cement their position at the summit of the Midlands One West standings.

“Even though we started off with two tries, defensively we were poor and were weak in the tackle,” he said.

“It was probably one of the worst performances I have seen in my time at Bromsgrove so we certainly want to give a better account of ourselves this time around.

“Sutton are a funny team because they’re either hot or cold judging by their results this season.

“If you catch them on the wrong day they have got some weapons which can cause some damage.

“It’s always tricky playing away from home and we have to make sure we have the right attitude.

“Last year, you could tell right from the start against Sutton that we did not have the right mentality, but it’s important we try not to focus too much on that.

“We want to keep developing one game at a time.”

Bromsgrove head into the game on the back of last Saturday’s emphatic 61-14 victory over Stourbridge Lions, a result which moved them one point clear of title rivals Newbold, who could only edge out Hereford 10-8.

Despite falling 7-0 behind, the Boars turned on the style in an impressive performance to secure the bonus point victory.

Adam Whiteman led the way with a hat-trick while Drew Harper helped himself to a brace.

Tom Millen, Ed Spalding, Will Harris and Ethan Priest also crossed the whitewash while the accurate boot of Harris kicked eight conversions.

“We had some sloppy moments but overall I thought we played pretty well,” said Protherough.

“We played at a good tempo and we had a nice flow about ourselves, something which was missing the week before against Stoke.”

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