BROMSGROVE head coach Dan Protherough says battling to victory over Burton was more rewarding than the previous weekend's thrashing of South Leicester.

The Boars ran in 36 tries against South Leicester but had to work much harder to overcome Burton 24-14 at Finstall Park on Saturday.

Protherough said: "We scored 10 times as less points but the win was more satisfying than the week before.

"It was much more rewarding because we were really made to work for it by a good Burton side.

"They had a bit more energy and a bit more spite in what they were doing compared to us early on.

"We seemed to have a bit of a hangover from the South Leicester game and we just weren't firing on all cylinders after how easy we found it the week before.

"We had to dig in and find a way to win and we did that. We started carrying the ball harder and in the end it was really pleasing to get the win."

The Boars sit fifth in the Midlands Premier ahead of the trip to Doncaster Phoenix on November 9 but the coach believes there is even more to come from his players this season.

"We still have things we need to work on but we aren't far off those top teams," he added.

"There are certain areas where we need to be a bit more savvy but we're getting stronger and look capable of improving."