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Our determination, grit and team spirit saw us to the league title, says Claverdon captain James Williams

CAPTAIN James Williams hailed Claverdon’s grit, determination and team spirit as they survived an early second-half scare to defeat Old Wheatleyans and clinch the Midlands Four West (South) title.

A victorious Claverdon team. Photo: Will Barnes
A victorious Claverdon team. Photo: Will Barnes

Everything seemed to be going swimmingly for the Lions when they raced into a 17-0 lead at half-time. However, the visitors were far from out of the contest and after the break they scored three quick tries to bring themselves right back into it.

After that scare, the hosts gathered themselves and went on another scoring spree of their own, eventually running out 40-21 victors to ensure the league crown was heading to Ossetts Hole Lane and make it 18 wins from 18.

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