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Upcoming Fixtures 

This Saturday

1st XV Lydney (H) SWP 2pm
2nd XV Henley III (H) BBO1 2pm 
3rd XV High Wycombe III (A) BBO4S 2pm

This Sunday

 Colts Amersham & Chiltern (H) BBO
U16B Wallingford (H) OBB
U15A Redingensians (H) BYL
U15B No session as STAGS BYL
U14A Weybridge (H) F
U14B Hungerford (H) F
U13A DPP Trials Maids (H)

Latest Results

 1st XV Exmouth 30 Maidenhead 24
2nd XV Witney II 21 Maidenhead 37 13
XV Maidenhead 33 Marlow III 12
 
 
 
Bolton: You can't coach the character and commitment Maidenhead RFC showed against Dings Crusaders
 
You can't coach the kind of character and commitment Maidenhead's players showed in the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 15-12 win over Dings Crusaders, coach Russell Bolton has said.



The players had been working hard on the defensive side of their game during the week, but, in the aftermath of David Perry's sad passing, they found an extra level to grind out a win and extend their unbeaten home run. 

Maids have now gone 29 games unbeaten at Braywick, since Oxford Harlequins pocketed the points following a narrow 8-3 win in November 2015. It looked like Dings might end that winning streak, and Bolton said he'd made peace with the fact that they might, as they hammered the Maids' line in the final minutes. 

But, with only 14 men on the field following Will Macaulay's yellow card, they held firm for a famous win that supporters will surely speak about for years. Tense, tight encounters such as this have been a rarity at Braywick, but Bolton said the score-line reflected both teams' epic defence. 

 The final 20 minutes are likely to be seared into the memories of those who were there, and Bolton admitted the players were drained from their efforts after the final whistle. 

"With the events of the week, everyone was up for the challenge," said Bolton. "Playing the leaders Dings also added to the emotion of the occasion. "They're a classy side, but the boys put in such an effort that they were quite quiet after the match. I think they were drained by the occasion." He said: "In the first 15 minutes both teams were exchanging tries and you'd have thought it would be 50-50," he said. 

"But then for the final 60 minutes it became quite tight. It's something we haven't seen much at Braywick, but it was interesting and intriguing to watch. Both teams tried to play good rugby, but that was matched by the defending and it became a real battle." 

Sheer bloody-mindedness, and a refusal to let their proud home record go to the champions elect, saw them through, and Bolton hopes they can show the same defensive courage and discipline in the remainder of the season. "Those last 20 minutes were all on the boys," added Bolton. 

"What we saw from them on Saturday is something you can't coach. They just refused to budge, even when we went down to 14 men. It's not something you can do every week, but we'd like to perform like that on a more consistent basis. "

Myke (Parrott) showed excellent leadership. Not all of the boys knew David (Perry) well, but he made them aware of what he'd done for the club, and inspired them to go out and put in a performance like that." 

"We were protecting our home record, playing against the league leaders and the sad passing of David added fuel to our fire to put in a performance in his memory."
 
 
 
Touch Rugby Training
 


Touch Rugby Training for All Club members are welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings (starting 17 Jan) from 7.30-9pm on the main 3G pitch for training with the club's touch rugby section "Mohawks". 

We will start with a 45 minute fitness boot camp followed by social games of touch rugby for a further 45 minutes. You can attend one or both sessions for free as club members. 

Non-members can pay £5 per session or £20 for 6 sessions. Players of all ages (ideally 14+) and all playing levels (from complete beginners to experienced players) are welcome to join us. 

There will be something for everyone to enjoy! 

We are especially keen for families (parents, siblings, partners) of junior/senior players and to join us and get more involved in the activities the club has to offer. 

We also aim to organise more social activities for our section too this season! Any questions, please contact Sammie (mohawkstouch@gmail.com / 07766 525 938)
 
 
SW Premier
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
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  Pts  
     
 
     
  Dings Crusaders
Bournemouth 
Newton Abbot Maidenhead Cleve
Exmouth
Ivy bridge
Brixham 
Weston-s-Mare  
Bracknell 
Camborne 
Newbury Blues 
Lydney
Hornets 
 
     
     
 
16
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16
 
     
     
 
67 56 55 51 50 48 40 38 38 35 34 30 19
19
 
     
 
 
BBO1
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Bracknell II Maidenhead II Chinnor III
Am & Chiltern II
Witney II
Newbury II Windsor II
Redingensians III 
Henley III  Reading Abbey II Aylesbury II 
 
     
     
 
11
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53 48 43 33 26 24 22 20 18 10
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We are delighted to welcome Kempton Carr Croft as a new sponsor this season 

 
 
 
 
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1sts - SW Premier
2nds - BBO1
3rds - BB03
Colts - BBO U18
U16s - BB Champ
Junior Table
 
 
 
 
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