02:00PM, Thursday 19 December 2019
David Mobbs-Smith saw his side put his gameplan into action during their merciless 46-7 victory over Camborne on Saturday.
The Cherry and Whites arrived at Braywick Park above their hosts in the table in third, but after 80 breathless minutes it was Maidenhead who looked like the more likely promotion challengers.
The result lifted Maids up to second place in the table – thanks to Weston-super-Mare’s game against Barnstaple being postponed – and Mobbs-Smith felt the side’s dutiful preparations for the tie paid dividends.
“We prepared well and we knew where we were going to attack them from,” he said. “It worked really well for us in the first half and we just built a bit of a lead.”
“We put the pressure on them and we were able to accentuate the gap in the score line.
“We were great all round and when you score that many points against a team that’s rated equal to you, then a lot of people have played well.”
Dave Cole proved to be Mobbs-Smith’s ‘shining light’ in a display when many of his squad excelled. He assisted with the side’s first of the afternoon before capping off a dominant display by getting their seventh late on. The team now turns their attention to Saturday’s trip to Exeter University and Mobbs-Smith said he’ll go back to the drawing board to chalk up tactics he believes can lead Maids to another victory.
“We’re playing a different type of team this weekend and we’re going to adjust how we play tactically,” said the coach. “Where Exeter’s strengths lie, they are different to Camborne’s and even their weaknesses are different.” They’re at home so we’ll be under the cosh and it’s just a question of us absorbing what they’re very good at. As far as our attack is concerned, we’ll still be looking to play our way. But there will be some adjustments we work on during the week to make sure we are prepared for what is going to be a different type of test.”
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