CUP PREVIEW: Aylesbury RFC at Bletchley

Dave Larham wants his side to continue their fine recent form      PHOTO: Mark Bannister
Dave Larham wants his side to continue their fine recent form PHOTO: Mark Bannister

Aylesbury Rugby Club will be hoping for a sense of de ja vu when they take on Bletchley in the cup today (Saturday) just two weeks’ after ending the then league leaders’ perfect start to the season.

Dave Larham watched his side dig in to ‘win ugly’ for their fourth straight victory over Drifters last time out.

Kicker James Woodfall was the difference in that game as Aylesbury maintained their own fine start to the season. And Woodfall will undoubtedly be key again after he converted both of Aylesbury’s tries and kicked another three penalties to help his side keep the pace near the top of the Southern Counties North League – they are three points off leaders Milton Keynes.

At Drifters it was a hard slog for the Ducks and Larham admitted his team had to do the dirty side of the game to grind out a victory. With one victory over Bletchley already in the bag this season, Larham will be hoping his side can put in a repeat performance.

“Sometimes we have to win ugly and dig deep against competitive opposition,” Larham said.

“We expected a tough game (at Drifters) and certainly got one.

“We demonstrated the character needed to dog out a win when at times we were second best.