MIDLANDS Two West (South) leaders Droitwich Rugby Club put their 100 per cent record to the test on Saturday when they host high-scoring title rivals Malvern (2.15pm).

Their Worcestershire rivals head to the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground aiming to make up a two-point deficit in second spot after thrashing Berkswell and Balsall 74-26 last weekend.

Droitwich protected their unbeaten run with a narrow 21-19 win at Leamington on Saturday as the hosts pulled back several tries late on.

Brad Cook bagged a brace of tries with the scorer of the third open to debate while Bobby Scott-Walker kicked all three conversions.

A disallowed effort denied Droitwich, who were missing players due to injury and other commitments, a try bonus point.

Droitwich director of rugby Adam Drew said: “We didn’t play our best rugby but had four or five key players missing.

“The depth of the squad came into play.

“Leamington were a good, physical side.

“Without our kicker being on form, it could easily have been a draw.”

Second row Sam O’Brien, number eight Phil Horton, flanker Aron Middleton and centre Matt Handford are all set to return against Malvern who lost to Droitwich 41-19 in the North Midlands Shield last season.

Drew added: “Malvern have been scoring more tries than us this season but we seem to be a better team defensively.

“I’ve done my homework. We’ll need to play our best rugby and keep the door shut.

“If we leave it open they will certainly punish us so we will be talking about game management in the week.”