Sunday May 05, 2019
BIRMINGHAM suffered a 55-35 defeat in their league opener at Sheffield.

Edwards Plumbing Brummies were in contention early doors, but never recovered from a mid-meeting hat-trick of 5-1s bagged by the hosts.

It means it’s a seventh straight defeat in all competitions - and team boss Laurence Rogers admits things need to change sooner rather than later.

“We were in with a shout in the first half of the meeting and the boys really did take it to Sheffield early on,” Rogers said.

“But those three straight 5-1s between Heat 8 and 10 destroyed us really.

“I don’t think the scoreline fully reflects our efforts as again I thought there were some positive, encouraging moments out there.

“But overall the boys aren’t all firing at the same time and we can’t carry on losing meeting after meeting.

“Myself and David (Mason - co-owner) will no doubt be on the ‘phone again until the early hours discussing what is the best way forward.”

Brummies will aim to get their first win of the season when they host Berwick at Perry Barr on Wednesday (7.30).

SHEFFIELD 55: Danny King 14+1, Kyle Howarth 12+2, Ty Proctor 9+1, Zaine Kennedy 9+1, Kasper Andersen 5+2, Drew Kemp 3, Danyon Hume 3.

BIRMINGHAM 35: Zach Wajtknecht 9, James Shanes 7+2, Ashley Morris 6+2, Ulrich Ostergaard 6+1, Tobias Thomsen 3+1, Kyle Newman 3, Paco Castagna 1.

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