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13:30 Thursday 12 April 2012  Written by Graeme Copas

Maidenhead RFC refocused ahead of final push

Scrum-half Elliott Brown is expected to start against Coney Hill on Saturday, alongside Dave Hodgson at stand-off.
Scrum-half Elliott Brown is expected to start against Coney Hill on Saturday, alongside Dave Hodgson at stand-off.

A refocused and re-energised Maidenhead RFC will head to Coney Hill on Saturday hoping to produce a performance which will banish the painful memories of their unexpected pre-Easter downturn.

After putting together an unbeaten run of 13 matches, Division 1 East leaders Maids lost back-to-back home games against Swanage and Marlow leaving them top of the table by just one point from Salisbury.

However, according to head coach Ricky Khan, the Easter break has been a good thing for his flagging troops with just two league matches remaining.

He said: “The break has allowed us to freshen up training and refocus on certain key areas.

“It has been perceived by some over the last few weeks that we have been a bit pedestrian, and I think that’s probably fair. In fact, it’s probably been like that since we beat Salisbury, it took more out of us than we thought.

He added: “We have been able to look at this and in training have been focused on two areas: picking up the pace so we are not so pedestrian and changing our points of attack to not become predictable.

“It’s all about tweaks and fine-tuning. We have had a good gameplan all season, and it has got us to were we are and now is not the time for wholesale changes.

“We trained well this week and I think the guys are re-energised and refocused on the job in hand. This whole thing has been a good exercise for us.”

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