Tenbury Rugby Club beaten 27-12 against Bromyard in Midlands Four West (North)

Tenbury 12 pts Bromyard 27pts

CAPTAIN Pete Stevens says Tenbury Rugby Club have ‘three massive months ahead’ in their challenge to a avoid relegation from Midlands Four West North.

Stevens admits he hasn’t thought about the prospect of demotion and is confident his young guns will start to fire in the new year.

Stevens’ side have slipped to second bottom in the division after their seventh league loss of the campaign, against local rivals Bromyard.

“We have three big months coming up,” said Stevens.

“Last year, we were top of the league when we started to fall off the pace in January.

“We can’t allow it to happen again this season.

“I am not thinking about relegation at all - I am hoping that we can come good.

“At the moment, I am not down-hearted because everyone is trying very hard to do their best.”

Will Gough and Will Morgan scored tries for Tenbury in last Saturday’s home defeat against Bromyard at Palmer’s Meadow.

But Ben King kicked a conversion but missed a couple of penalties.

Chuck Parry and former Luctonians star Rob Yeomans played for Tenbury, who are now four points adrift of third-from-bottom Warley.

It was Tenbury’s last league match of the year.

Stevens said: “It was nice to go forward in the scrum and it is great to have Chuck Parry is back for Christmas.

“Chuck will be available for our match at Clee Hill in January before he returns to his job on a cruiseship in the middle of January.”

Stevens felt that Tenbury played well – the scores were locked, 12-12 at the interval.

But he said: “Bromyard were better than us on the day. We lost to a better team.

“Bromyard’s backs were organised and more powerful and we just could not handle them.

“It was disappointing all round but their backs had the better of us.

“Our young players are good players but they have a lot to learn.

Meanwhile, Tenbury will be travelling to Ludlow Rugby Club for a friendly at The Linney on Saturday, December 28, kick-off 2.15pm.

“Darren Brick is putting a team together and he wants to put out a team which is stronger than mine. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Stevens.

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