WIMBORNE RFC are hoping to put things right in Southern Counties South despite a recent bad run of form.
Saturday’s 16-12 defeat against North Dorset condemned the Minstermen to their third straight defeat – all by less than one score.
The east Dorset side had several players missing for the clash at Slaughtergate – and failed to turn possession into points.
Wimborne RFC Head Coach Jim Kelly declined to comment to the Stour and Avon Magazine following Saturday’s defeat. However, backs coach Giles Hewson believes Wimborne need to focus if they are to turn their fortunes around before Christmas.
“I think we were disjointed, we had too many changes with a different fly half and scrum half playing” explained Hewson.
“I think they wanted it a bit more than we did. There was a bit more cohesion from them, and we squandered a number of chances. We had a number of two-on-one opportunities where we should have scored and made some wrong decisions at times that cost us.”
Wimborne have slipped from second place in Southern Counties South to fourth place – and are now 13 points behind leaders Wells, who remain unbeaten.
The Minstermen’s next two games could prove decisive as several teams in Southern Counties South, including North Dorset RFC and Trowbridge RFC are starting to pick up good results.
We’ve got to regroup” added Hewson. “We’ve got Corsham at home next week and the Swans (Swanage and Wareham) at home before Christmas - so we have two tough games and we have to get back to playing the game we want to play.
“It’s important that we come away with a couple of wins before Christmas to keep us up there with the leaders which will help us push on for next year.”
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