Banbury Bulls travel to Barkers Butts for Saturday’s Midlands Two West South fixture on what could prove to be a pivotal day in the race for the title.
While the leaders take on Barkers Butts, second-placed Earlsdon, who are two points behind Bulls, entertain Spartans and a win for the visitors could see James Kerr’s boys extend their advantage if they chalk up their tenth victory of the campaign.
We’ve got 11 games to go and our objective is to win every oneBulls coach James Kerr
Bulls moved into the last eight of the RFU Midlands Intermediate Cup on Saturday with a 52-0 victory at Olney and Kerr said: “It was important for the players to show that they can play in difficult conditions after the defeat at Pinley.
“We got the upper-hand early on which is important in tough conditions because it’s too easy for players to drop their heads if they go behind.
“Our forward and set-piece play was very good and that is something which will be put to the test over the next few weeks while the weather continues like this.
“We’ve got 11 games to go and our objective is to win every one. But we must continue to take each game as it comes and play our own game.”
Bulls will again be without Sean Bannister, who could be back in a fortnight, and Chris Phillips, who will be out for another month through injury.