Lions chairman praises the side’s able deputies

Tom Lewis has coped well with the step-up from Thorney to Lions.
Tom Lewis has coped well with the step-up from Thorney to Lions.
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Peterborough Lions chief Andy Moore was singing the praises of the team’s lesser lights after a cracking win at Birmingham on Saturday.

The Lions won 22-17 to make it two wins on the trot in National League Division Three and edge up to ninth in the table.

And chairman Moore was delighted on so many fronts.

“Our backs played really, really well for a change and we’ve started scoring tries again. And if you score tries you win games,” said Moore.

Winger Kaz Henderson scored the first of the Lions’ four tries and he was one of the players singled out for special praise by Moore.

“He took his try superbly and his overall game has improved so much. He was one of the players brought in early in the season as injury cover when our so-called stars started dropping like flies and he’s come on well.

“And so have the Lewis brothers - Tom and Jack. They were also drafted in when the injuries started to mount up and, considering they were playing at a much lower level with Thorney last season, their progress at this level has been outstanding.

“That’s down to their commitment and brilliant coaching by Darren Fox, who puts great faith in players who are prepared to put their heads in where it hurts.”

Saturday’s visitors Bromsgrove are expected to provide a much tougher test than Birmingham, who sank to the bottom of the league as a result of the Lions’ loss.

They are fourth in the table and have beaten title fancies Old Halesonians and Nuneaton. But they did suffer a shock 25-18 defeat at home to Old Northamptonians last Saturday and will be keen to make amends.