Same again as Bulls face busy period

James Heywood will probably rested again against Bedworth to fully recover
James Heywood will probably rested again against Bedworth to fully recover

Head coach James Kerr knows his Banbury Bulls side face a busy period over the next few weeks as they look for success on three fronts.

The Midlands Two West South leaders entertain basement boys Bedworth on Saturday and it’s a fixture Bulls must pick up another bonus-point win to keep title rivals Earlsdon and Spartans at bay.

Our objective will be the same against Bedworth, to get another bonus-point victory

Head coach James Kerr

But Kerr says the approach will be exactly the same it has been all season as Bulls look to retain their three point lead.

Bulls entertain Kidderminster in next month’s RFU Midlands Intermediate Cup third round tie and also have to fit in an Oxon County Cup tie with Wallingford.

He said: “It doesn’t matter whether it’s Bedworth or Earlsdon, we will approach every game the same way because if we don’t then we could slip up. The pressure on us will be the same for every game and we’ve got a busy run of fixtures coming up, in the league, the Midlands Intermediate Cup and the Oxon County Cup.

“Our objective will be the same against Bedworth, to get another bonus-point victory.”

Looking back on Saturday’s 43-12 victory at Bakers Butts, Kerr added: “Barkers Butts gave us a tough game on Saturday, as they did in the first game at our place when the score line didn’t reflect their efforts.

“We allowed some ill-discipline to creep into our game which is unusual for our players, but it wasn’t anything serious, it was mainly due to frustration and a desire to retain the ball for longer periods. We had a chat with the players at halftime and our discipline was much better in the second half because they were more composed.”

Bulls will probably name the same squad with James Heywood, who missed the game at Barkers Butts, being rested for another week to recover fully from illness.