Bulls’ coach Kerr full of praise for young guns

Josh Deegan reaches over the line to score the first try for Banbury Bulls against Nuneaton Old Edwardians
Josh Deegan reaches over the line to score the first try for Banbury Bulls against Nuneaton Old Edwardians

Banbury Bulls head coach James Kerr said he may well stick with some of the club’s young brigade who made a big impact in the victory over Nuneaton Old Edwardians.

Fifteen of Saturday’s squad came through the club’s youth system and Kerr said they had put themselves in contention when Bulls resume Midlands Two West South action at Old Coventrians later this month.

Nick Pratt and Matt Brock could be back for the trip to Old Coventrians but Kerr said: “I won’t be making changes for the sake of it and I’ve told the younger players the shirt is theirs if they really want it.

“It was an exceptional performance by such a young side even though Nuneaton came back at us in the second half, especially from Colts Tom Arnold and Harry Graham.

“We’ve got a lot of young talented players who have the ability coming through at the club and it was a big plus to see them in action on Saturday.”

“Old Coventrians are fighting to stay up and it will be a difficult place for us to go. Every team has a victory within them and we’ve got to make sure Old Coventrians doesn’t come against us.”