We caught up with a disconsolate and frustrated Tom Claxton shortly after the defeat at home by Combe Down on Saturday, a match decided by literally the last kick of the game.
“I asked the lads to think about how they were feeling at the end of the match. I know that I don’t want that kind of feeling again and I’m pretty sure, no, I’m certain that they don’t want to feel that way again. We played well in the first half against a good team. You don’t get to be at the top of the table with an unbeaten record if you’re not good. But we more than matched them in the first half and then we let them back in during the second half and lost it to a penalty on the last play of the game.
“We’ve got to reflect on what we did and learn from the experience and then go to Bradford on Avon, another unbeaten team, on Saturday and make sure that the lessons learned are put to good effect. I don’t want to have this feeling again this season.”
Tom will lead his team against Bradford On Avon on Saturday knowing that a win is necessary if Minety are to bridge the gap between the middle of the table and those pushing for the promotion places come the end of the season in April.
Players and supporters should note that the 1st XV are playing at Bradford (you know who this is aimed at) whilst the 2nds are at Melksham. Directions to both locations can be found on our Directions page (see the side menu).