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Depleted Kings fall to another defeat
9:03am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Sport
Southam 29, Kings Norton 6
UNDER-strength Kings Norton slipped to a fourth successive loss in the Midlands Three West (South) after being over powered by a well-organised Southam side.
Once again the Hopwood-based outfit were missing a host of their first team regulars and they paid the price as Southam demonstrated their prowess from set-pieces.
To make matters worse, Kings conceded three penalties tries to hand the Warwickshire men the advantage, while Chris Carlin kicked two penalties for Norton.
Defeat means that the mid-table side could be dragged into a relegation battle.
They are only seven points ahead of second-from-bottom Ledbury as the lower echelons of the table becomes congested.
Head coach Ian Jackson said: “Southam are not the biggest side but they were very well organised.
“They were excellent at set-pieces and it was a more that than anything which cost us.
“We’re lucky we picked up a lot of points earlier in the season because we could have been dragged into a relegation battle.
“We will look at where we went wrong and make sure we address those areas.”
Kings will be hoping to bounce back in a derby clash against Woodrush in a match which has even more significance (2.15pm ko).
Meanwhile, Redditch return to league action after a week off at home to fifth-placed Pinley.
The Kingsfishers are stranded at the bottom of the table with nine points from 14 games.