Aylesbury RFC at Drifters preview: Boss warns against complacency

Dave Larham on the touchline
Dave Larham on the touchline

Aylesbury Rugby Club could go top with a win at Drifters today (Saturday) but boss Dave Larham has urged his players to keep their feet on the ground if they are to mount a serious challenge.

The Ay’s impressively fought back from 10-0 down against unbeaten league leaders Bletchley to win 16-10 last time out and cut the gap on new Southern Counties North leaders Milton Keynes to just two points in the process.

Depending on results, it means a fourth straight win at Drifters this afternoon could put Aylesbury sitting pretty at the top of the league.

But while full of praise for his in-form side, Larham is keen to guard against complacency creeping in.

“We should be very proud of our players after this performance,” Larham said.

“To come back from being 10-0 down to win 16-10 against the league leaders demonstrates the character of this group of players.

“We showed Bletchley far too much respect in the first half, but controlled the second period through a huge team effort.

“Rob Taylor and Matt Birch were superb in the second half, and led a heroic display of forward power.

“The win builds our confidence ahead of a tricky away trip to Drifters.

“We must not get complacent and need to keep improving our accuracy at each phase if we are to improve on last season’s final league position.”

In other Ducks news, a Club Governance Meeting has been announced for members on Friday October 18 from 8pm.