Coach Dave Irish wants to turn Ludlow Rugby Club's Linney ground into a Midlands Two West (North) fortress (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Coach Dave Irish wants to turn Ludlow Rugby Club's Linney ground into a Midlands Two West (North) fortress
Droitwich 20 pts Ludlow 8 pts
COACH Dave Irish says he wants his Ludlow players to turn The Linney into a fortress.
Irish’s men host Stafford this Saturday in Midlands Two West (North) and he wants it to be an unhappy visit for the Midlands outfit.
“We want to make The Linney a fortress,” said Irish. “We need to be strong at home and our fixture against Stafford is a step towards making this happen.
“I am looking forward to being able to select from a near fullstrength team.”
Irish was pleased with Ludlow’s depleted side who gave a brave display in last Saturday’s 20-8 first-round loss at Droitwich in the Midlands Intermediate Cup.
Ludlow were missing key players because it was Joe Doyle’s wedding, and Ludlow trailed 10-0 at the break but hitback through a well-worked try from Will Green and Matt Davis’ penalty.
Irish said: “After a slow start as new combinations got to know each other, we developed some good phases. We were chasing the game and, with our forwards becoming more dominant, Droitwich scored their final try in the last minute.
“I was pleased with the way that lads who had not played much first-team rugby did well.”