SKIPPER Allan Shields will be gunning for revenge when Cleobury Mortimer host Herefordshire rivals Bromyard this Saturday in Midlands Four West (North).
Shields missed Cleobury’s shock defeat at Bromyard earlier in the season and he is desperate to keep his side’s unbeaten home record intact.
“Willie Bache and I were missing for that defeat at Bromyard and we believe we would have made a difference in that match.
“ Our aim this season is not lose at home or get beaten twice by the same time.
“I knew that we would do well in this division after such a disappointing time last season.
“We defeated Harborne at home in the first game of the season and that got our confidence up.”
Shields watched Cleobury’s second team record a 19-10 home win over Clee Hill 2nd in a friendly last weekend.
Sam Sutton scored a brace of tries for Cleobury, while Dave Shorter also touched down and Jason Farr kicked two conversions.
Bishops Castle spokesman Pete Bevan says Jack Holloway is close to a return to training.
Captain Holloway suffered a serious injury which has kept him out of action since the start of the season.
“I am captain on the field but Jack does all the work and his injury is healing well,” said Bevan.
“Hopefully, it won’t be long before Jack is back. It’s been hard for Jack to put the team together each week and not playing. The good news is putting a smile on his face.”
Castle travel to Five Ways Old Edwardians this Saturday, after last weekend’s frustration at Bromyard.
“We were about five minutes before arriving at Bromyard when we got a call to say the match was postponed,” said Bevan.
“It’s an hour’s drive for me from Bishops Castle and some of the lads had been travelling from Shrewsbury.”
Clee Hill host Cannock this Saturday, while Dave Irish’s Ludlow are scheduled to entertain Aston Old Edwardians in Midlands Two West (North).