Kerr says Bulls are not far from where they need to be

Banbury Bulls captain Ian Isham could not save his side from defeat at Maidenhead
Banbury Bulls captain Ian Isham could not save his side from defeat at Maidenhead

Head coach James Kerr says Banbury Bulls are not far off where they need to be despite losing three of their four opening games.

Bulls crashed to a 38-0 defeat at South West One East leaders Maidenhead who had the benefit of a couple of recent training sessions with England head coach Eddie Jones and Paul Gustard.

Maidenhead are a very good side but I’m confident we can turn it around when we play them in the revers fixture

Head coach James Kerr

But Kerr said: “Maidenhead are a very good side but I’m confident that we can turn it around when we play them in the return fixture at Bodicote Park.

“We’re not a million miles away from them and I’m disappointed we didn’t come away with any points because we had our chances in the game.

“It was always going to be a difficult place to go and get a result. But the latter stages of the first half and the opening half an hour of the second half, when they didn’t score, shows we can compete with the best teams at this level.

“But we made too many unforced errors on the day. You need everything to go for you at teams like Maidenhead and we didn’t get the bounce of the ball either.”