CLEE Hill and Tenbury head into Saturday’s Midlands Junior Vase semi-final rematch with both insisting last year’s result will have no bearing on the outcome.

Tenbury narrowly triumphed 5-0 just under 12 months ago, but this time Clee Hill have home advantage – with the winner just two further victories from a Twickenham national final.

“I don’t think we will take too much from last year’s game,” said Tenbury director of rugby Andy Black. “Focus is going to be key, not letting our hearts run away with us.”

Clee Hill skipper Charlie Evans agreed: “It’s just another game, another week and everyone seems pretty relaxed about it compared to last year.

“Last year we didn’t know what to expect but this year we are a lot happier with how we are playing. Tenbury are going well and it will be like playing a top team in our own league.”

Tenbury head into the game boosted by a 5-0 win over second-placed Coventrians in Midlands Four West South.

Black added: “Beating the team second in the league has given us a lift but there were mistakes made so it’s also given us things to focus on in training this week.

“These opportunities don’t come around very often and you have to make the most of them – to get to the Midlands final for the second year running would be a great achievement.”

Clee Hill, meanwhile, saw their Midlands Four West North game at promotion rivals Rugeley rained off last weekend, but Evans believes that can be a positive.

“It’s given us a break,” the captain said. “And we will be ready to go on Saturday. There’s a high around the club, a buzz, and we are excited for the game.”