AYLESBURY RFC vs READING ABBEY PREVIEW: Larham expecting better performances

Dave Larham expects better performances from his side   PHOTO: Mark Bannister
Dave Larham expects better performances from his side PHOTO: Mark Bannister
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Aylesbury boss Dave Larham says his side will have to play better than in last week’s easy win over basement boys Swindon when they entertain Reading Abbey today (Saturday).

Larham says he is pleased with his side’s emphatic start to the season but knows the games will not be as easy as Swindon College Old Boys every week.

The Ducks ran in a bonus point win over the Southern Counties North League basement boys last time out.

The win kept fourth-placed Aylesbury on the coat tails of leaders Milton Keynes going into today’s game against seventh-placed Reading. But Larham conceded their performance levels will have to be even higher when they face the league’s better sides.

“We expected a scrappy game and certainly got one,” Larham said.

“Swindon College Old Boys made it very difficult for us at every phase and did their best to frustrate at every opportunity.

“But we had enough skill and character to overcome their efforts and score the four tries that earn the all-important bonus point.

“Despite the win, we know that we will have to play better than that to beat the stronger teams in this competitive league.

“Our start to the season has been pleasing, but deep down we know that we can play better and have to starting against Reading.”

The match kicks off at 2.30pm.