Goode delighted to see side rise to challenge

Joe Mills heads towards the try line to score for Banbury Bulls against Trowbridge. Poto: Steve Prouse
Joe Mills heads towards the try line to score for Banbury Bulls against Trowbridge. Poto: Steve Prouse

Banbury Bulls have hit top form in the past couple weeks but still trail Old Centralians by four points in Wadworth 6X South West One.

Centralians have tricky fixtures at Salisbury and Royal Wootton Bassett, so Bulls could still sneak their way into second place if results go their way.

We stuck to our game plan, we played our patterns and scored some fantastic tries

Bulls player coach Matt Goode

But, for now, player-coach Matt Goode is happy with the way his side is playing and it was another top drawer display against Trowbridge. He said: “I thought we were fantastic, Trowbridge are a good side, so to score 62 points against them is brilliant.

“We stuck to our game plan, we played our patterns and scored some fantastic tries. I’m delighted with the team try, the boys are playing with confidence and we’ve been working hard in training.

“The support lines were great, you’ve got to have that desire to get up the pitch and be on the end of a move like that.”

And Goode was full of praise for Tommy Gray who has adapted well to his new position in recent games.

He added: “If we needed a new number ten for next season, we’ve probably found him in Tommy Gray. He’s been outstanding in the last few games for us and scored a brilliant solo try on Saturday, that try was pretty special.”