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Forthcoming Fixtures

Saturday

1st XV Banbury (A)
2nd XV Reading Abbey II (A) BBO1 2:00
 3rd XV Bicester II (A) BBO3 2:00


Sunday

15 Jan ColtsA Horsham (H) NCP 1PM
ColtsB Henley (H) BBO
U16 Ealing (A) F
 U15A training (H)
U15B Reading Abbey (A)

Recent Results

1st XV Maidenhead 29 Windsor 
2nd XV Maidenhead 38 Thatcham II 5 

 
 
 
Maidenhead RFC work hard to earn bonus-point victory over rivals Windsor RFC
 
Maidenhead RFC 29 (15), Windsor RFC 0 (0)

In front of an impressive crowd of 512 at Braywick, Maidenhead made the most of their opportunities and showcased their mean defence to claim a bonus-point victory over rivals Windsor.

The hosts found their stride from the first whistle, soon initiating their quick, off-loading game and were 12-0 ahead after 15 minutes. Hooker Nic Jones opened the scoring following a catch and drive from a lineout and then centre Christoph Bart found an attacking angle to go under posts minutes later.

Having missed the first conversion, Ed Keohane was on target with the second to put Maids at ease and in control. Windsor were struggling to gain any meaningful ball as their set pieces creaked at the seams and they started to rush their game attempting to mimic their hosts' style of play.

Accordingly, their turnover count rose. A penalty from Keohane on 30 minutes made the score 15-0 which was a fair reflection of the half. Either side of this penalty, Windsor had chances to get on the scoreboard but kicker James Howard was off target on both occasions.

To Windsor's credit they were the dominant force in the first 20 minutes of the second half, playing a more straight forward style, maintaining possession, recycling the ball and pressing their hosts, who in turn made a few poor decisions. However, Maids' defence may have been severely tested, but it was not breached. As a result Windsor finally blew themselves out while Maids, now bolstered by a triple substitution bringing on Tom Finnie, Will Macaulay and Paul Britton, eventually worked their way up the pitch.

They scored the crucial third try to make certain of victory with the first opportunity they created in the second half. From a lineout, Maids stayed patient and went through the phases before fly-half Will Thompson wriggled his way over the line on 65 minutes. Keohane converted. Scrum-half Jack Hill then pounced when the ball popped out of a Windsor scrum 10 minutes later to earn Maids a sort-after bonus point. Finnie was on target with the conversion.

It completed a hard fought performance from the hosts, not one of their best by any measure, but one which will bring a huge sense of satisfaction. For Windsor, who were hobbled by the early loss of fly-half Ben Grant-Adamson and inside centre Matt Balmer, there was plenty of promise in this performance and clear signs of progression from the 45-13 defeat when the two teams met in September.

Maids' lead at the top of South West 1 East is still one point after a 26-11 win for second-placed Old Patesians at Reading Abbey.

Newbury stay third with narrow 32-31 success at home to Swindon. Maids are away to Banbury on Saturday who have climbed to fourth place following their success at Grove
 
 
 
The Fun Bus
 
Exact timings to be advised but assume approx 12:30 departure. 

 Tickets are £10 adult and £7 kids BUT they include a light supper on return to the club and we are arranging a big night of fun with karaoke all night long - or for as long as you can stand it! Be really grateful if you would get the message out and promote - the last one we did was genuinely really good fun and enjoyed by all. 
It's an occasion; 
  • to have a drink 
  • meet others from other age groups 
  • have a day out with the boys or with the girls 
let your hair down and support the Mighty Maids  Please do consider coming along - few drinks, bite to eat and have a drink or two, or a bunch of drinks and let your hair down. So pls forward onto your age groups or insert in your newsletters, etc, etc. 
 Tickets are available only from behind the bar
 
 
 
David Sawyers
 
Dave passed away on Christmas Eve.

The Funeral Service will be at St.Luke's at 11.15 on the 24th January, with attendees invited to Fredericks Hotel afterwards. A cremation will follow the service, but this will be for the family only.

Dave was a stalwart lock forward playing at a variety of levels for the Club in the 60s and 70s, and later became a long term valued 'groundsman' preparing the pitches each Saturday ready for all the senior home sides to use.

I am sure that there will still be a lot of people around who will remember Dave well, having played alongside him, and will wish to attend on the 24th and would be obliged if a notice could appear in the Newsletter.
 
 
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Newbury Blues
Banbury
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Witney
Grove
Royal Wootton B
Reading Abbey
Windsor
Chippenham
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Oxford Harlequins
Reading
 
     
     
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28
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BBO1
 
 
     
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Am & Chiltern II 
Maidenhead II 
Redingensians III
Bracknell II
Witney II
Reading Abbey II
Windsor II
Aylesbury II 
Reading II 
Thatcham II   
 
     
     
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11 
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