David Mobbs-Smith insists he won’t overreact to the outcome of Maidenhead RFC’s first league game at Drybrook this Saturday.
The coach insists the result is only the first step in what he hopes will be a successful season for the club in the South West Premier.
Drybrook are something of an unknown quantity for the Maids’ coach after he missed the chance to do some homework on them when they cancelled a pre-season friendly with Beaconsfield.
Maids used 31 players as they were beaten 34-33 by CS Rugby in their final warm-up match at Braywick Park on Saturday
“It’s just the first step in a long season,” he said. “You can’t get too excited either way (win or lose) but obviously we’d like to start the season positively.”
Away form has been Maidenhead’s Achilles heel in previous seasons and it’s something Mobbs-Smith plans to correct, without damaging their impressive home form.
“Our away form has hurt us in the past,” he said. “It’s one of our goals to improve and pick up some extra wins on the road without cancelling them out with a few losses at home. We’d like to pick up more wins on the road and more bonus points on the road.”