OLD Halesonians stumbled against Droitwich at home last Saturday but came away with a lucky draw.

Hales had to settle for a 20-20 draw against ninth-placed Droitwich at Wassell Grove.

It was an off performance by Hales that has caused the head coach to make wholesale changes for the game away against DK on Friday Night, in what is set to be a huge local derby.

Coach Matt Williams said: “The performance from our first team was unacceptable. We will do what is necessary to enhance our chances of doing well on Friday away against DK.

"If that means making changes, so be it.”

Old Hales play third-placed DK under the lights at Heathbrook on Friday night (7.30pm).

Meanwhile, Old Halesonians Rugby club under-15s were drawn away against Kidderminster in the first round of the North Midlands Cup.

The under-15 team, under new coach Matthew Williams, certainly did not disappoint when they dismantled Kidderminster with a comprehensive performance, that saw Old Hales win 39-7 to go into the second round of the cup.

“I know we have a lot to do to compete with teams like Worcester and Hereford, but I am pleased with the improvements we are making as our focus is to be the best we can be," added Williams. "James Quinn was outstanding achieving six turnovers, over five line breaks, a fanatic try from 50m and outstanding physicality both in attack and defence."