AYLESBURY RFC vs DRIFTERS PREVIEW: ‘Lack of fixtures hampering preparations’

Dave Larham rallying the troops    PHOTO: MARK BANNISTER
Dave Larham rallying the troops PHOTO: MARK BANNISTER

Dave Larham says a lack of game time is frustrating after two weeks without any action ahead of today’s (Saturday) home match against Drifters.

The last time the Ducks played they lost 26-22 in a crucial Southern Counties North title clash with Bletchley.

The Magenta and Blacks, who have slipped to third in the league as a result of that defeat, were meant to played at Wallingford last Saturday but it was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The second string managed to play on the same weekend against the club’s colts at Ostler’s Field so barring any downpours, the game should go ahead at 2.15pm.

Going into the match against midtable Drifters, Larham has called on his side to concentrate on the basics after a lack of recent action.

“The lack of fixtures and training in recent weeks did hamper our preparations, so it is important that we now focus on the next game and learn from the Bletchley defeat last time out,” Larham said.

“Getting back to basics will be the key message in training ahead of the trip to Wallingford, with an emphasis on self-belief, performance and winning.”