07:00PM, Tuesday 12 March 2019
Maids Club Captain Myke Parrott says the club have ‘four cup finals’ as they look to end the season on a high and reach the play-offs.
Parrott is still out following his injury against Weston-super-Mare last month, but has thrown every ball and made every tackle from the sidelines and the prop insists the last four games of the season are the most important of their campaign.
“We’ve got Barnstaple next week,” said Parrott.
“Then Bournemouth, then Bracknell the week after which is a local derby and then Brixham away to finish the season – So it’s four cup finals for us.”
Maids jumped into third place at the weekend, capitalising on Ivybridge’s loss’ with a 27-15 victory over Old Patesians. On paper high-flying Maidenhead were the favourites, but an away match against a side that would be relegated with a loss was always going to be tough according to Parrott.
“I was really nervous about the game,” added Parrott.
“I’ve been down there three or four times and it’s a tough place to go and I’d never won there. I was worried at half-time.1st half we played down hill and we were very poor, but we played much better in the second half.”
Maids led narrowly 10-5 at halftime at Everest Road following tries from Andy Berry and Mike Davies but stamped their mark on proceedings in the second half as Dave Cole, Rod Muil and Dylan Baptista all got on the score-sheet.
“Second half we were playing into the wind and uphill,” Parrott said.
“but that made us keep the ball and go through more phases which meant we created more opportunities for ourselves and we scored three tries.
“We also executed a lot better, especially in key areas.”
Maids will now face a week off before arguably the biggest game of their season thus far when they host second-placed Barnstaple. A bonus point win in that contest would see Maids jump above the visitors and Parrott is relishing the opportunity.
“We are looking forward to beating them,” added Parrott.
“We went down to their place earlier this season with a depleted squad – it was a really scratch side and they beat us 39-7. They’ll be coming to get a win but it will be a very different game and a very different Maidenhead side they’ll face.”
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