Stour’s away record this season has been poor with just two wins on the road against relegation sides Peterborough and South Leicester. They managed a bonus point loss at Macclesfield (27-22) and on Saturday went down by a six-point margin.
No excuses here and well done to Fylde who were a better side on the day. However, DoR Neil Mitchell and his team have their work cut out to field anywhere near a full strength team over the coming weeks!
Stourbridge notched up their 12th league point in three games with an outstanding performance against potential league champions Chester. A brace from Dan Rundle and with the Bonus Point on 42 minutes ensured that the home side keeps some distance between
As predicted, Stour move up into 9th place following this Christmas cracker of a game that saw Tigers notch up a Bonus Point after just 19 minutes but a U turn that even current day politicians would have been proud of when Stour scored 30 points in the s
This was always going to be a battle given both teams previous encounters and both aiming to raise themselves above mid table mediocrity and Saturday’s performances lived up to expectations.
PICTURES TO FOLLOW - APOLOGIES!
Stourbridge made the three-hour trip to an industrially picturesque Lockwood Park knowing this was going to be a tough fixture against a 3rd place host who narrowly lost 2 weeks ago to table topping Hull Ionians.
This week’s game seemed to follow the Third Law of Motion formulated by the one and only Sir Isaac Newton! (Our last week’s first half win compared with this week and a 19-point concession to our hosts)!
This was a ‘must win’ game for the home side if they were to keep in touch with the top sides in this highly competitive league. A win was also required to entertain the five hundred strong crowd. This included the critical eyes of some 120 ex players
This first encounter between the two teams saw the visitors dominate much of the game but not without a second half recovery from the ‘pride’!
These two sides have never met before in either league or cup rugby so there was a sense of nerves...