This week’s fixture sees Maidenhead travel to top-of-the-table, and title favourites Towcestrians. On the back of an impressive 32-6 victory over Windsor last week, Maids face a tough challenge to keep up the pace at the upper end of the league.
Tows’ victory last week was based on a strong set piece, with their well organised pack, led by skipper Zac Osbourne pushing Windsor back at will in the scrum, and the pinpoint kicking accuracy of full back James Falvey. Maidenhead will have to ensure their discipline is up to recent standards, and not give Falvey any opportunity for shots at goal.
Speaking to Maidenhead’s Sam Churchyard (above), it seems the boys are keen to rectify the disappointing home loss to Oxford Harlequins a week ago; ‘we just didn’t keep hold of the ball well enough last week, and got turned over at the break down too often. No doubt, this game is huge for us, and a big test against the league leaders, but we’re confident, that if we stick to our game plan and believe in ourselves, we can win’.
Maids will be grateful of the timely return of Paul Nash at fly-half, who replaces the injured Perry Jansen. There are also recalls to the starting line-up for Jon Heron and Sam Churchyard, while Tom Simpson is unavailable, due to his cat’s birthday.
Maids team to play Tows:
1/Parrott (c), 2/Cullivan, 3/Kingsley, 4/Churchyard, 5/White, 6/Holden, 7/Cadden, 8/Muil, 9/Childerhouse, 10/Nash, 11/Skelton, 12/Heron, 13/Bart, 14/Abiven, 15/Davies, 16/Savage, 17/Emmanuel, 18/O’Keefe
Come on you Maids!