AYLESBURY RFC at WALLINGFORD PREVIEW: ‘Turn pressure into points’

Aylesbury boss Dave Larham on the sidelines
Aylesbury boss Dave Larham on the sidelines

Aylesbury boss Dave Larham says his side must convert their pressure into points when they travel to Wallingford this afternoon (Saturday).

Larham had called on his side to get back to basics to rediscover their winning touch against Drifters last time out.

They did just that but were also guilty of a string of basic errors too in their 17-7 victory.

After a title challenge-ending defeat to Bletchley and shock loss to struggling Alchester, Larham’s men are now focusing on retaining a play-off place in the Southern Counties North.

And while they did that with this home win over Drifters, Larham wants more complete performances, starting today at ninth placed Wallingford.

“It was a hard fought win and its great to be back to winning ways,” Larham said.

“We dominated both possession and territory, but our performance was strewn with basic errors.

“Jim Dodds and Rob Taylor played well in our pack, that stepped up in the second half to put us in great field position.

“But our lack of accuracy made the scoreline closer than it should have been.

“We are happy with the win, but we need to convert pressure in to points.”