Captain Pete Stevens hurt by Tenbury Rugby Club's 42-10 thrashing by Clee Hill in Midlands Four West (North) (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Captain Pete Stevens hurt by Tenbury Rugby Club's 42-10 thrashing by Clee Hill in Midlands Four West (North)
Tenbury 10 pts Clee Hill 42 pts
CAPTAIN Pete Stevens admits it might take a few more weeks for his new-look Tenbury side to gel.
The Palmer’s Meadow men have now signed former Luctonians prop Rob Yeomans but Stevens says his team also need ‘a few other older heads’.
Tenbury will be hoping to bounce back from three defeats when they travel to Woodrush this Saturday in the Midlands Junior Vase first round.
Stevens said Tenbury’s pack were outgunned in last weekend’s confidence-crushing 42-10 home derby defeat against Clee Hill.
“We need a few other older heads,” said Stevens. “We have got a lot of new faces and I think it will be another two weeks before it all comes together.
“Andy Black and Will Gough had cracking matches against Clee Hill but the defeat is still hurting mentally and physically.
“I believe we can go to Clee Hill in the return match and get a win.”
Ben King’s penalty put Tenbury 3-0 ahead in last weekend’s Midlands Four West (North) derby.
But Tenbury were buried when Sam Thomas eventually scored a late try and King added the conversion.
Clee Hill’s dominant forwards’ display led them to their biggestever win at Palmer’s Meadow.
Former Tenbury player Richard Wozencroft, Adam Yarnold, Charlie Evans and Craig Breakwell all scored first-half tries for Hill.
After the interval, Breakwell and Evans both bagged their second tries and Robbie Jordan also crossed. Stevens says a cup win at Woodrush this weekend would help to lift Tenbury’s spirits.
“Woodrush is going to be a tough game but we need a big display to get the lads going again for our trip to Cleobury in two weeks’ time.”