Buckingham will make it tough to get return win

Head coach Matt Goode will not be underestimating Buckingham on Saturday.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 7:09 am
Justin Parker goes on the attack for Banbury Bulls at Wimborne. Photo: Andrew Condie
Justin Parker goes on the attack for Banbury Bulls at Wimborne. Photo: Andrew Condie

Banbury Bulls will be looking to complete the double in Saturday’s Wadworth 6X South West One East derby but is expecting a much tougher test this time.

He said: “We’re expecting a much tougher test at their place. Most teams are always stronger at home so we’ll be expecting a tougher game. It’s a derby and we know Buckingham will be gunning for us and will not want us to complete the double over them.

“We’ll have to have a strong mind-set and work hard for everything we want, which is five more points for Christmas. We’ve seen what teams have to offer so now we have to try and make sure we win our remaining games.”

Tom Burman, Sam Carr-Archer and Dan Brady are all available but Goode says players who come in and do well will take some shifting.

He said: “As coaches, we’ll sit down this week to discuss selection but I will have the final say. It’s looking good, we’ve got no unavailability issues so we’ve got a strong pool to pick from.

“On Saturday, Alex Caviezel Cox was outstanding, he had a point to prove after starting on the bench and playing in the seconds the previous weekend.”