09:00AM, Thursday 16 March 2017
The determination and lion-hearted approach Myke Parrott showed on the pitch against Old Patesians on Saturday continued after the final whistle when he vowed that Maidenhead would not let the title slip from their grasp.
Having led his team to a 33-22 victory in an exhausting encounter, to put themselves two points behind the leaders but with a game in hand, Maids skipper Parrott backed his side to complete the job and win their five remaining matches, starting with Old Centralians on Saturday.
“It will be tough going there, but now the season is in our own hands and we have the wind in our sails,” he said.
“I think we will go there with confidence.
“If we win ugly, we win ugly, but we are not going to let this slip now.
“I’m confident we will come through this.”
Maids certainly came through the clash with Old Pats, which many will see as a season-defining victory, something Parrott puts down to good old fashioned determination.
He said: “I think it was our heart and our effort, especially when we went down to 13 men.
“We kept making our tackles as they were bashing our try line.
“Guys like Ed Keohane were flying out of the line and banging people, and I thought we put everything in and absolutely refused to be beaten.
"I couldn’t be more proud of the guys.”
He added: “In many ways that second half was as good as that first half against Newbury, it wasn’t as clinical and maybe a bit uglier, but Old Pats were a huge pack and boy did our boys put in a shift.”
The full interview with Parrott and more reaction from both teams can be found on the two-page rugby spread in today's edition of the Maidenhead Advertiser.
We won't let title slip through our fingers, says Maidenhead RFC captain Myke Parrott
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