09:56AM, Wednesday 18 December 2019
Maids skipper Myke Parrott admitted it felt good for the side to ‘cut loose’ in Saturday’s 46-7 demolition of Camborne, but he says the side would have won even more handsomely had they taken all of their chances.
Maids ran in seven tries to Camborne’s one, including four in the first half to wrap up a bonus point before the interval.
However, Parrott felt they lost focus in the final quarter and went a little too ‘joue, joue’ as they looked to press home their advantage. That said it was a fine response to their 24-7 loss to Brixham the previous weekend and it gives them an outside chance of being top of the table for Christmas if they get the better of Exeter Uni on Saturday.
“We were pretty pleased,” said Parrott. “Especially in the first half. The last 20 minutes were a little bit frantic. We lost a bit of structure and maybe that’s because we tried to play a little too joue, joue.
“We were getting good results from going direct and we kind of abandoned that in the final 20 minutes and there were a few knock ons and dropped balls. But overall we were very happy to play that well against a side that were in third place.
“Between November and February we do seem to put on some big scores at home. A lot of teams are training and playing on pretty boggy pitches so coming to our 3G pitch in these months is even more extreme.
“I feel that we’ve been playing pretty well now for five or six weeks and it was good to cut loose a little bit and score a good number of points. Really it should have been 55/60 if we’re being honest. We left a few chances out there.”
Parrott added: “Ben Mitchell scored two worldies.
“His two tries were probably 120 yards of running combined. Scott (Prince) got another couple and George Blewitt, who hasn’t got many this year I think that was his second, went over with a very powerful finish. It was great to see him back on the scoresheet again.
“Coley scored, of course, and had another very good game.
“It was a good performance and hopefully, if we can sneak a win this weekend we’ll be in good shape.”
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