Hitchin coach vows ‘team will come good’ after stuttering start

PUBLISHED: 14:15 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:15 13 October 2017

Hitchin will be on the up soon enough vows coach. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hitchin will be on the up soon enough vows coach. Picture: DANNY LOO

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Hitchin’s stuttering start to the season will be over soon enough as coach Adam Shaw vows the best is yet to come.

The Old Hale Way-based rugby club have won just one of their opening five London North West Three games this term, the latest a 19-12 home reverse to Datchworth.

But despite the side sitting bottom of the table, Shaw has seen enough to know the bad times shouldn’t last too long.

He said: “We’ve got a new 15 so it’s just taking a bit of time to bed in and just when we think we’re getting there, something like [Dacthworth] comes up and we can’t quite find our feet.

“We had the territory and we had the possession but we couldn’t finish. I think the big problem is we’re not gelling as a team yet.

“Rugby, especially down at our level, is very much about confidence and when that goes, it’s hard to get back into the game.

“We’ve lost something ridiculous like 18 players from last season’s first-team squad so it’s a tough situation to be in.

“But they’ve managed it really well. We haven’t lost by a huge margin yet and we’ve played some very tough teams.

“They’ve all been some very close games and I’m confident that in the second part of this season you’ll see this team come good.”

The Hedgehogs switch their attention to cup action tomorrow (Saturday) when they host unbeaten Stowmarket of London Eastern Counties Three in the RFU Senior Vase.

The next league game is at home to Cheshunt on October 21.

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