Second spot suits Goode just fine at midway point

Head coach Matt Goode was delighted to end the first half of the Wadworth 6x South West East campaign in second spot.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 1:46 pm
Head coach Matt Goode is satisfied with where Banbury Bulls are
Head coach Matt Goode is satisfied with where Banbury Bulls are

Banbury Bulls trail leaders Old Centralians by two points going into the mid-winter break and Goode is satisfied with his side’s first term report.

Goode said: “I’d have certainly settled for second place at the end of the year, especially with such a young squad this time. We’ll have a training session during the break to make sure we keep up to our levels of fitness.”

Club captain Ian Isham should get the all-clear early in the New Year to resume training and Matt Powell, who suffered a leg fracture early in the campaign, may also soon be ready to return.

Looking back on Saturday’s 30-25 success at Buckingham, Goode said: “I think the final score line slightly flattered Buckingham, especially with their last score coming in added-time. But we knew Buckingham were always going to be stronger at home, especially in a derby fixture.

“Both sides were keen to get the game on even though the pitch wasn’t in a great condition because of all the recent rain. But we’ve finished the year on a high note and the players need a good rest before we get back into action.”