Baxter: Card cost us

Action from Bromsgrove's home loss. Picture: PETE JEPSON

Action from Bromsgrove's home loss. Picture: PETE JEPSON

First published in Sport

BROMSGROVE head coach Ross Baxter admitted his players were left frustrated following last Saturday’s 13-5 defeat by Darlington Mowden Park.

The Boars could not take their chances as they suffered a rare home defeat at Finstall Park Baxter said: “We’re just not converting chances into points at the moment, but there’s no reason to panic.

“The weather played a big part in the game. Darlington got early points on the board before the heavens opened and it didn’t stop.

“Those early points were to prove crucial because the weather made any construct rugby almost impossible.

“We threw the kitchen sink at them in the second half and although we got a try through hooker Bobby Green, we were never able to kick-on.

“They got a breakaway and Bobby Green pulled their player back. We got a yellow card and they got a penalty.

“We couldn’t control the ball while Bobby Green was off the pitch and we couldn’t get it back afterwards.

“The disciplinary side is something that has been costing us all season.”

To boost the Boars, the club are hoping to bring in five of Worcester Warriors’ rising young starlets this week.

Baxter said: “They couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

“It’s an arrangement we’ve had with Worcester for the past few years and it has served both of us well.

“Last season we had use of full back Ben Howard, who has since broken into the Warriors squad and is part of England’s Under-20 set-up.

This proves that everyone can get something out if it and it will bring much needed competition for places.

”In addition to the Worcester recuits, Baxter has also brought in Scotland Under-20 winger Sam Atkins, who is currently studying at Worcester University.

Baxter revealed: “Sam was part of Worcester’s Academy last season, but for one reason or another, it didn’t work out.”

Boss Baxter will run the rule over his new arrivals before deciding who will face Sheffield Tigers on Saturday.

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