Top six spot is target for Bulls as Kerr wants more

Head coach James Kerr has now seen Banbury Bulls win 50 per cent of their South West One East outings but wants more in the final four.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 7:11 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 3:42 pm
Banbury Bulls' Chris Phillips is tackled by Reading Abbey's David Cole at Bodicote Park

Bulls came from behind to beat lowly Reading Abbey 26-17 at Bodicote Park where Kerr saw his side make it back-to-back wins.

He said: “That’s 11 wins from 22 games and I would have certainly settled for that at the start of the season.

“Our target is a top six finish and to achieve that we need to focus on our remaining four games. There is not a lot between the sides around us and those who are in danger of relegation.

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“Saturday’s game against Reading Abbey showed how tight and competitive this division is. We could easily be in Reading’s position if things had not gone our way.

“Reading’s performance belied their lowly position and they were a very good side. We stayed composed when they were on top and in the latter stages we were able to play some of our best rugby.

“We scored a couple of excellent tries to get the four-try bonus point. Dan Brady got two of them and he looks a real talent for the future.

“With players coming back from injury there is going to be a fight for places for the remaining games and the Oxon Knockout Cup final.”