Five Ways Old Edwardians 18 pts Tenbury 3 pts
EXPERIENCED trio Rob Yeomans, Ben King and Will Gough must step up to the plate for Tenbury’s relegation battle against Greyhound at Palmer’s Meadow.
That’s the view from skipper Pete Stevens, who has called Saturday’s bottom-of-the-table battle ‘the biggest game’ of Tenbury’s season.
Tenbury have just seven league matches remaining and are second-bottom in Midlands Four West (North) - six points adrift of Hereford-based Greyhound.
Stevens watched from the sidelines last weekend as Tenbury fought hard at Five Ways Old Edwardians before slumping to their 10th league loss.
“Rob Yeomans, Ben King and Will Gough and I will need to step up to the plate against Greyhound and carry the ball.
“We beat Greyhound at their place earlier in this season and, hopefully, we can repeat the dose at Palmer’s Meadow this weekend.
“We are running out of time to save ourselves and this will be our biggest game so far. We really need to pull out all the stops.
King took over the captain’s role last weekend because Stevens was suffering with a heavy cold.
“We went there with quite a strong side but we were 10-0 before King kicked a penalty.
“We let in a couple of sloppy tries and our tackling was poor at times but we had all the ball and the possession and I think we could have won. The forwards played really well – Andrew Wilkes had a good game and was our man of the match.”
Greyhound recorded a 21-12 home victory over basement side St Leonards last weekend.
Greyhound player Joe Morris said: “Tenbury should be a good game but a very hard game. They are going to be a tough side to play against and the heavy conditions will favour their style of play. We are looking forward to getting on a run."